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Little cherry disease expected to take a bite out of 2020 crop volume

March 25th, 2020|

Looking ahead at the 2020 season, the Northwest Cherry Growers announced this week that they expect little cherry disease to reduce the potential crop volume by 2.5–3 million boxes for the coming season. The full crop estimate will be released in mid-May and in recent years has averaged around 23 million boxes. Rigorous standards in the orchards and packing houses

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