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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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Grab and go packaging: Cup o’ Cherries

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Chelan Fresh Marketing has introduced a new consumer pack of cherries designed for snacking on the go.

The package, called Cup o’ Cherries, resembles a lidded coffee cup. The lid, however, has a cherry-sized hole, allowing

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Fourth cherry residue test results are available

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For the fourth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission has conducted a trial to provide the Northwest cherry industry basic information about residues of commonly used pesticides.

These studies are intended to help growers

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More apples being grown in Michigan cherry country

Michigan Pomesters look at ways to turn apple trials into real-world application.

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Tips on video from the 2014 Cherry Institute sessions

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Three short videos highlighting tips for tree-fruit growers from the 2014 Cherry Institute in Yakima, Washington.

Editor’s note: the sound quality for these videos provided to Good Fruit Grower is less than ideal.

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Tips to manage cherry

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Northwest cherries moving in huge volumes

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June saw some huge shipments of cherries, averaging 332,000 boxes per day, according to the Northwest Cherry Growers.

What was expected to be the second biggest cherry crop ever has triggered enormous movement to the marketplace.

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More than cherries

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California’s cherry season normally runs fast and furious for about eight weeks. Growers usually have other crops to farm, but what do California packing houses do once cherries are through?

At O-G Packing and Cold Storage

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Thurlby on radio: 2014 Northwest cherry crop still looking great

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BJ Thurlby of Northwest Cherry Growers continues to have a bullish outlook on this year’s crop. Growers are expecting the 2nd biggest cherry harvest, plus excellent quality.

He’s especially excited about the alignment of factors that

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