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Fruit businesses assess damage after Wenatchee fire

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A wildfire that started as a brush fire near Wenatchee over the weekend affected several tree fruit businesses and destroyed 28 homes.

Embers from the burning houses on the outskirts of Wenatchee ignited paper packaging materials

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Gene Veliquette, 1947-2015

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Michigan’s cherry industry lost a visionary leader with the death of Gene Veliquette. The influential grower died June 7 in Traverse City. He was 67.

After buying his first farm in 1970 with his brother Norm

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Oregon Cherry Growers co-op positioned for growth

Cooperative is focused on expanding value-added products.

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Brining key to cherry processing

Brine solution makes cherry processing a year-round operation.

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Oregon cherry cooperative president feels connection with farmers

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In the two years since Tim Ramsey’s hiring as president and chief executive, Oregon Cherry Growers has developed several new value-added products, returned profits to grower-members, and expanded growth in dried and frozen products.

Ramsey, with

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Exports benefit B.C. cherry growers

Growers are feeling positive as export opportunities ease margin woes.

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Cherries give fruit flies a boost

Spotted wing drosophila’s wide host range makes it difficult for orchardists to control the pest.

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Study shows value of high-density cherry systems

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Stefano Musacchi, who was hired in 2013 to fill Washington State University’s endowed chair in tree fruit physiology and management, has been one of the world’s active participants in designing and evaluating sweet cherry production

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Remove cherry virus infected trees quickly

There is no cure for little cherry virus. Removing trees will help stop it spreading.

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The seven cherry training systems

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Kym Green Bush

The Kym Green Bush (KGB) is the only system of the eight that creates a fully pedestrian orchard—one that can be harvested without ladders or platforms. Tree formation is easy and requires minimal

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Training sweet cherries

New guide gives step-by-step details for managing cherries in seven different systems.

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Cherries harvested as berries

A Utah researcher joins others who want to change how cherries are grown and harvested.

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