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Leah Eddie, Young Grower from Grandview, Washington

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grower / Grandview, Washington
age / 24
crops / Apples, cherries and juice grapes
business / Fieldman for Apple King. Partner in family run Eddie Farms.
other experience / Graduated from the tree fruit program at Wenatchee Valley College.

How

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Living with spotted wing drosophila

Five years later, what have we learned?

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Armillaria resistance explored

Amur chokecherry, used as a rootstock, may protect stone fruits from Armillaria.

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Mildew threatens cherries all season

Cherries become increasingly susceptible during the growing season.

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What cherry growers learned about the 2014 freeze

Panelists guide Oregon growers through tough days ahead as spring approaches.

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Fruit growers seek strategies for November freeze damage

Responding to fruit tree damage from cold temperatures

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Big export year for Northwest cherries

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The 2014 season was not only a record year for Northwest cherries, it was one of the best years for Northwest cherry exports, especially to South Korea, which almost doubled imports from 2012.

“Last year was

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China’s cold chain is improving

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Though China’s lack of cold-chain facilities and logistics for perishable products has been its Achilles heel, improvements are expected within the next five years, says Keith Hu, Northwest Cherry Growers representative.

China is recognized as one

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Cherry Institute meeting set for January 16

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Cherry growers from the Pacific Northwest will gather at the 72nd Cherry Institute to learn the latest horticultural research, how to deal with tree and bud damage from recent cold temperatures, and how to improve

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Update your fertilizer strategies

When you’re ­fertilizing trees, visualize their root systems.

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Sean Gilbert, Young Grower from Yakima, Washington

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age / 34
crops / Apples, cherries, apricots, peaches, nectarines and wine grapes
title / General manager
business / Gilbert Orchards
education / Pomona College

What’s been your greatest challenge?

I think the toughest years for me personally were the

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Mylar machine moves fast

Antonio Montoya invented a machine that takes most of the labor out of laying a reflective mulch.

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