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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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Corr: Skeena has edge in Round #2 Cherry estimate

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In their latest published estimate for the cherry crop, Northwest Cherry Growers remain bullish. This year’s crop is expected to be 40 percent over last year’s 14.3 million boxes.

The “Round #2″ forecast shows that the

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California nursery sales brisk

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California tree fruit nurseries are as busy as ever. For apple tree sales, there seems to be no slowdown in the buying boom yet, though cherry sales are stabilizing. Acreage downsizing has occurred in the

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The lure of a better fly trap

USDA researchers identified specific volatiles that attract spotted wing drosophila.

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Drosophila is here to stay

Better traps should help growers determine when to spray for spotted wing drosophila.

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Pest control costs are rising for tart cherry growers

Preliminary figures indicate a $265 per acre rise, compared to a 2010 survey.

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Season-long mildew control?

A build-up of spores after harvest can increase disease pressure the next year.

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Overcoming cherry fatigue

Marketers strategize about how to keep consumers buying cherries in the late season.

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