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Cherries

Featured stories covering cherries appear in this issue.

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  • Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) lure research

The lure of a better fly trap

May 28th, 2014|0 Comments

USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.

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Drosophila is here to stay

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

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Pest control costs are rising for tart cherry growers

May 23rd, 2014|1 Comment

Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.

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Season-long mildew control?

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

Overcoming cherry fatigue

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Marketers strategize about how to keep consumers buying cherries in the late season.

Consistent cherry pack with technology

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

New technology allows California packers to manage new varieties more effectively.

SWD bugs California growers

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

In California’s climate, spotted wing drosophila thrives during the winter.

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Michigan growers wary of spotted wing drosophila

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

A trapping program is vital so growers know where the spotted wing drosophila is and when.

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Washington vineyards, orchards change hands

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Sagemoor’s cherries, apples, plus well-established wine grapes attract new owners.

California cherry packers ready for new lines

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

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Two northern California cherry packers are using new grading and sorting technology for the 2014 cherry season. Both held open houses in April to show

Merivon labeled in New York

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

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Merivon fungicide has been registered for use on pome and stone fruit in New York. In field trials, it has controlled diseases such as apple

Growth in California grape plantings

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

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There’s no slowdown yet in wine grape plantings in California. Growers in the state added around 21,000 acres of wine grapes last year, according to

  • CherryHealthTimesSquare

Sweet cherry health connection

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

Health research is a priority for the Northwest Cherry Growers.

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New pest has racing stripes

May 20th, 2014|0 Comments

The African fig fly, a relative of the spotted wing drosophila, is bigger and more competitive.

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Curtis Roy, Young Grower from Moxee, Washington

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

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age / 24
crops / manages cherry and apple orchards
business / Roy Farms. Curtis is part of the fifth generation working the family farm.
education / BS

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New grape virus in Washington

May 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Don’t assume that red leaves mean grapevine leafroll virus — they could be symptoms of a new disease.

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High-tech cherry packing facility debuts

May 14th, 2014|0 Comments

New plant doubles the cherry volume for Washington Fruit.

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New cherry bags boost sales

May 14th, 2014|2 Comments

The new consumer bags protect fruit better and allow high-definition graphics, but are more costly to pack.

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Thinning apples with more confidence

May 14th, 2014|0 Comments

Apple thinning gets more predictable as scientists gain understanding.

Technology is the future of cherry packing

May 14th, 2014|0 Comments

West Coast cherry packers are quickly adopting new sorting technology.

Pear growers have a strategy for pest management

May 14th, 2014|0 Comments

A new pear pest management plan underlines the need for smaller trees and more efficient systems.