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May 15th, 2011|0 Comments
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
Harvest is a few weeks away, and rain is in the forecast. Before rushing to apply products to minimize rain cracking, what if you
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
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
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
Wasps that parasitize brown marmorated stinkbug eggs are being screened in quarantine.
Apple growers in the Mid-Atlantic region figure they suffered $37 million in crop damage
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
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
May 15th, 2011|2 Comments
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Northwest cherry industry representatives saw hundreds of street hawkers selling fresh cherries on the outskirts of Yantai during a recent trip to northern China.
Northwest Harvest gleaning volunteers show plums that they picked for a western Washington food bank.
Jami Willard hates to see good fruit that could feed
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
Du Chen, a visiting doctoral student at Washington State University in Prosser, tests a cherry with a digital force gauge. This testing is
March 6th, 2017|0 Comments
We hear all the time how readers love Good Fruit Grower covers, which showcase the gorgeous scenery of our industry. A few readers don’t grow
February 28th, 2017|0 Comments
What growers need to know to prepare for implementing robotic harvest technology
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