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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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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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