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Cherries

Featured stories about cherries and their varieties appear in this issue.

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Finding the ideal peach orchard

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Jim Schupp (on tractor) took an active role in evaluating the Darwin blossom thinner and considers it a key to peach profitability.
Photo by Richard Lehnert

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Future of IR-4 in question

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More than a hundred specialty crops producers and their organizations have signed on to an effort to convince Congress not to change the IR-4 program.

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Sustainable program for wineries launched

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Wine bottle corks are repurposed as mulch, an example of sustainable practices implemented at Snoqualmie Vineyards winery.
Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Winerywise, the free,

New group begins work

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A new marketing and research group has consolidated the California cherry industry into one voice, says Chiles Wilson, chair of the new organization that became

Good Stuff

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Stickers link to grower videos
Thanks to new data bar technology, shoppers anywhere in the world can use smartphones to scan stickers on apples supplied by

Neonicotinoids and bees

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A spate of new studies came out this spring, all of them seeking to link neonicotinoid insecticides to mortality in honeybees, bumblebees, and several kinds

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Delicate cherry finds a niche

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The blushed-yellow Rainier cherry was released by Washington State University more than 50 years ago with little thought of it becoming a premium fresh-market cherry.

Rainier

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Cherries must be RELIABLY FIRM

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Delayed harvest can lead to more problems with pitting and pebbling of cherries.
Courtesy of Peter Toivonen, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

In an increasingly competitive fresh cherry

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Breeding peaches

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New peach varieties from MSU are expected to fill the gaps in the profile of the Michigan peach industry.
Photo courtesy of Michigan State University

New peach

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In support of peach breeding

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Peach breeder Bill Shane (left) and Michigan Peach Sponsors President Kurt Weber enjoyed the annual educational meeting they jointly prepared.
Photo courtesy of Michigan State University

Over

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Spotlight on apple skin problems

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Cracks in the fruit cuticle can form soon after bloom (back), exposing the underlying hypodermal cells to air, stimulating a wound response that results in

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Good to Know: Irrigation scheduling

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Troy Peters, left, checks the irrigation scheduler on his phone in a cherry orchard with Sean Hill, AgWeatherNet Web developer, and Gerrit Hoogenboom, right, director

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Antisplit agents help

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SureSeal, a new protective coating, at right, patented by Oregon State University that stretches as the fruit grows, needs complete fruit coverage—to the point of

Future pear research area

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AVG could be a valuable new tool, along with NAA, for preventing premature fruit drop in pears. Some questions for future research are:

Can the initiation

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Early Robin, early blush

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Early Robin looks set to become an important variety in the Pacific Northwest, as growers try to get a jump on the blushed-cherry deal.

Steps to manage canker

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Scientists have developed the following ­integrated approach to manage canker in cherries:

Avoid interplanting new with old trees. Rain can splash inoculum from old trees onto

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Not just a raincover

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This Dutch cherry orchard has a rain cover and is enclosed on the sides with netting to keep out insects and birds.
Photo by Geraldine Warner

So-called

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Good to Know

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VG is a substituted amino acid derived via fermenting the naturally occurring antibiotic rhizobitoxine. After its activity was discovered in 1972, it received a federal

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Bacterial canker requires an integrated approach

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A canker from the bacteria Pseudomonas syringae has developed in this young cherry tree.
Photo by Ken Johnson, OSU

With copper bactericides failing in some areas to

Later and later cherries

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Sweetheart, a late-season cultivar developed at the Summerland research center in British Columbia, Canada, is the second-most planted variety in Washington State.
Photo courtesy of Willow