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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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Understanding how tart cherry trees work is key to quality and cost control

Ask an orchard manager, just how good a job do you have to do to keep it producing high quality fruit year after year?

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An era of physiological discovery

Flore’s tart cherry physiology studies meshed with work in other fruits

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Line built specially for Rainiers

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Chelan Fruit Cooperative, one of the largest packers of Rainier cherries in Washington State, built a new packing facility this year that was specially designed to handle the delicate yellow cherry variety.

Chelan Fruit, which has

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Online cherry promotion earns campaign of the year honor

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Northwest Cherry Growers and two Chinese online retailers, Fruitday and Tmall, have received Asia Fruit Logistica’s Marketing Campaign of the Year Award for their joint promotion of Northwest cherries last season.

Consumers ordered cherries via Tmall’s

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Kevin & Mark Stennes, Young Growers from Pateros, Washington

Stennes twins talk about growing organics tree fruit operation.

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In The Box: The joy of harvest

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Cherry growers Bob and Carol Brown say it’s a joy to see the smiles on the faces of these unbelievably hard-working Rainier cherry crew members.

Camden Wheatcroft, 19, is from Wenatchee and attends the University of

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NW cherry crop breaks record

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For Northwest cherry growers, the season has been quick to harvest and has now reached a record-breaking volume, blowing through 23 million boxes shipped.

Northwest Cherry Growers reported today the previous season-ending record of 22.96 million,

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David Alvarez, Young Grower from Prosser, Washington

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age / 28
crops / Organic cherries and apples
title / Farm manager
business / Adolfo Alvarez Farm David works with his father, Adolfo, and his uncles.
education / Graduated from Prosser High School and learned from his family

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Herald visits Sea-Tac to watch cherries fly to China

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The Yakima Herald-Republic’s Ross Courtney visited Sea-Tac airport to watch cherries from the Yakima and Wenatchee areas get loaded for fast delivery aboard a China Eastern Airlines 777 cargo plane.

Courtney wrote:
Cherries sure mean a lot

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