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Cherries

Featured stories covering cherries appear in this issue.

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Last Bite – Bing is still king

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The Bing cherry was named for Seth Lewelling’s Chinese foreman.
NORTHWEST CHERRY GROWERS

Bing has been king of fresh market sweet cherries in the United States for

IPM in peril

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For nearly 40 years, integrated pest management  has been the hallmark of progressive thinking in fruit production and agriculture generally. If you used IPM, you

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Growing cherries on new systems

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On March 30 of this cool spring, the year-old test planting was showing no sign of breaking dormancy.

Sweet cherry growers are in transition from orchard

British cherry breeding to continue

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Cherry breeding at East Malling Research Center in the United Kingdom will continue thanks to a three-way partnership involving East Malling Research, an international nursery

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Fungicide tools and resistance management guidelines

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As of spring 2011, growers in eastern Washington have several new fungicides at their disposal for managing powdery mildew.

For cherry growers, new products include Adament

Who’s making the decisions?

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A thousand pear growers in Washington and Oregon received a survey this spring asking about their pest management ­practices.

Dr. Jessica Goldberger at Washington State University’s

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China has big appetite for U.S. cherries

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Northwest cherry industry representatives saw hundreds of street hawkers selling fresh cherries on the outskirts of Yantai during a recent trip to northern China.

Asian markets

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There’s a home for unwanted fruit

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Northwest Harvest gleaning volunteers show plums that they picked for a western Washington food bank.
Northwest Harvest

Jami Willard hates to see good fruit that could feed

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Cherries in China

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Cherries as far as the eye can see, and in a hodgepodge puzzle of different growing practices and varieties is how B.J. Thurlby sums up

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Keeping cherry growing profitable

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Du Chen, a visiting doctoral student at Washington State University in Prosser, tests a cherry with a digital force gauge. This testing is

Michigan growers want to market fresh cherries

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Fruit growers in the northeastern quadrant of the country are witnessing the ongoing clamor for sweet cherries, from consumers wanting them bigger, darker, sweeter, for

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Cracking susceptibility varies

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Ines Hanrahan Harvest is a few weeks away, and rain is in the forecast. Before rushing to apply products to minimize

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Cherry systems explained

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This test planting, made early last year, looked like this already in July. Greg Lang shows off a UFO tree.

Tall Spindle Axe—In this system, the

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Grape growers worry about herbicide drift

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This 50-acre Creekbend Vineyard planting is surrounded on three sides by field crops. It’s registered on the Pesticide Sensitive Crops and Habitats Registry

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Cherry breeding is slow work

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Bob Andersen (left) is evaluating some 60,000 seedlings created from the breeding work of David Cain (right).

The cherry breeding program at Cornell University in New

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Stinkbug spreads in Pacific Northwest

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Wasps that parasitize brown marmorated stinkbug eggs are being screened in quarantine.
Bugwood

Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region figure they suffered $37 million in crop damage

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The functional side of cherries

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Sweet cherry promoters would like to be able to say “a bowl of cherries a day will keep cancer away,” but more research is needed

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Cherry production in China

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Up to 20 acres of cherries were seen being grown under greenhouse covers during a trip to learn about China’s cherry production taken by the

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Breeding cherries for hot climates

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Bob Andersen retired as Cornell’s stone fruit breeder in 2004, when this picture was taken, and now works with David Cain at International Fruit Genetics.

When

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McDonald’s boosts cherry sales

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Since McDonald’s rolled out its new milkshakes earlier this year, the U.S. cherry industry is “lovin’ it.” Sitting like a crown jewel on top of

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Growing grapes with less water

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Data on deficit irrigation treatments on juice and wine grapes will be collected by WSU’s Joan Davenport.

A broad research coalition has embarked on a comprehensive,

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Vineyard water research details

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The sustainable vineyard water management research project, directed by Dr. James Ayars, involves a team of more than 20 researchers, grower cooperators, extension educators, and

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DriftWatch shows sensitive crops

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These pushpin-like balloons identify sites that are sensitive to ill effects from spray drift. Growers register the sites so neighbors and custom pesticide applicators can