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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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Low chill hurts California cherry crop

Lack of winter tule fog impacted fruit set.

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Warmest spring in 20 years ends with hottest May since 1997

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Washington State has been warm, the warmest spring in 20 years, says AgWeatherNet meteorologist Nic Loyd.

And also amazing: Washington saw one of its coolest early growing seasons in 2011, only to see a dramatic increase in

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Northwest cherry growers gain airlift capacity into Shanghai

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Northwest cherry growers gained airlift capacity into China with the launch today of weekly service between Seattle and Shanghai on China Eastern Airlines.  The new service serving Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will carry more than 400

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Corr: Our Gov is a Good Fruit Grower reader

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Before he went into full-time politics, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee worked as a lawyer in apple growing Selah, Washington, where his clients included Tree Top. Among his regular reads? Good Fruit Grower magazine.

So when Jay

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Washington Gov. Inslee kicks off 2014 cherry season

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee kicked off the start of the 2014 cherry season at an appearance today with Rick Plath, president of Washington Fruit & Produce Co., at the company’s new cherry packing facility in

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