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Cherries

Featured stories covering cherries appear in this issue.

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Oregon Cherry Growers co-op positioned for growth

May 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Cooperative is focused on expanding value-added products.

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Brining key to cherry processing

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Brine solution makes cherry processing a year-round operation.

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Oregon cherry cooperative president feels connection with farmers

May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

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In the two years since Tim Ramsey’s hiring as president and chief executive, Oregon Cherry Growers has developed several new value-added products, returned profits to

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12 tips for selling to multiple wineries

May 28th, 2015|1 Comment

Growers must be matchmakers when selling to wineries.

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Study shows value of high-density cherry systems

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

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Stefano Musacchi, who was hired in 2013 to fill Washington State University’s endowed chair in tree fruit physiology and management, has been one of the

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Remove cherry virus infected trees quickly

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

There is no cure for little cherry virus. Removing trees will help stop it spreading.

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Training sweet cherries

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

New guide gives step-by-step details for managing cherries in seven different systems.

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Cherries harvested as berries

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

A Utah researcher joins others who want to change how cherries are grown and harvested.

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Optimizing cherry quality during export

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Choosing the right MAP liner can improve fruit quality.

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New cherry varieties wanted urgently

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Growers are frustrated by the pace of WSU’s sweet cherry breeding.

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Early cherry is on fast track

May 26th, 2015|0 Comments

WSU’s elite selection matures a little after Chelan.

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Cheerful over cherries

May 22nd, 2015|1 Comment

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They’re coming! Those wonderful, succulent, sweet cherries are at this very moment growing on those beautiful trees right along with my anticipation. We all know

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Montana cherry growers save the best till last

May 22nd, 2015|1 Comment

For many years, Montana sweet cherries were marketed as the tail end of the Washington State crop, not having much of an identity of their own. But more recently, growers in Montana have worked to project a better image of what they think are better cherries and to get a better price for them.

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WSU team taking on cherry disease

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Little cherry virus 2 is spread by mealybugs

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Calcium improves cherry quality

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Calcium in field sprays and added to cooling water reduced pitting and improved cherry firmness.

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Why go with Arctic GMO apple?

May 18th, 2015|4 Comments

There are apple varieties that naturally don’t turn brown.

Lewis-Clark Valley appellation proposed

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published a notice of proposed rulemaking on April 14 to establish the more than 300,000-acre Lewis-Clark Valley

New requirement for growers to receive crop insurance

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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There’s a new requirement for growers who receive federal crop insurance premium support.

The 2014 Farm Bill tied federal crop insurance subsidies to conservation compliance, so

California Fresh Fruit Association elects officers

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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David Jackson of Family Tree Farms in Reedley, California, was re-elected chair of the board of the California Fresh Fruit Association for the 2015-2016 fiscal

Mathison joins 40 under 40

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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West Mathison, president of Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Washington, has been named as one of Vance Publishing’s 2014 class of “40 Under 40” young leaders.

Experts predict

Alegria chairs apple board

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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Jon Alegria, president of CPC International Apple Company in Tieton, Washington, has succeeded Barbara Walkenauer of Selah as chair of the Washington Apple Commission’s board

Apple imports from China allowed

May 15th, 2015|0 Comments

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published a final rule that will allow Chinese apples to be imported into the United States, effective May 29.

The

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Nick Hammond, Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 12th, 2015|3 Comments

Nick Hammond, a Young Grower from The Dalles, Oregon talks about why he is a cherry farmer and about working toward a pedestrian style orchard system.