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Cherries

Featured stories covering cherries in this issue.

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  • MSU cherry trials in Washington

Breeding better rootstocks

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Michigan State pursues patents for improved cherry rootstocks using plantings in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Early Robin harvest 2014

Piece-rate pay guidelines

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Officials working to provide practical advice following last year’s Washington state Supreme Court ruling.

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Spraying for powdery mildew

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Study aims to find best time to apply fungicide.

  • Powdery mildew on cherries

The problem of powdery mildew

May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU researcher to study cherries’ sudden transition from resistant to susceptible during the growing season.

  • Threecornered alfalfa hopper

Hoppers at heart of red blotch

May 26th, 2016|1 Comment

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Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have identified the three-cornered alfalfa treehopper (Spissistilus festinus) as the first known vector for red blotch-associated virus in

  • Photos courtesy WSUWhite grapes and leaves with powdery mildew

Hansen: Research leads to better control for grape disease

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Saved fungicide sprays for powdery mildew keep $2 million-plus in grape growers’ pockets.

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Organic control of SWD

May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

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Researchers are tackling what they call “cultural tactics” to determine nonchemical farming practices — such as pruning and thinning techniques or netting — that can

  • SWD resarch at UC Davis

Beakers and breakthroughs in SWD research

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

California research into spotted wing drosophila sounds like science fiction.

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Changes at Oregon State extension center

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

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Dr. Peter Shearer has resigned as entomologist at Oregon State University’s Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Hood River, Oregon.

Shearer was the lead researcher

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SWD – How to stop a proliferate pest?

May 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Growers and researchers are struggling in efforts to control the spread of spotted wing drosophila.

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Ferguson: Renewed focus on little cherry disease

May 23rd, 2016|2 Comments

Research underway to study leafhopper vectors of Western X.

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Controlling cherry cracking

May 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Reducing moisture uptake can help prevent cracking in storage.

  • Neil Garrison, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

Neil Garrison, a young grower from Sunnyside, Washington

May 19th, 2016|2 Comments

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family background / Neil studied business and worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and maritime companies around the nation before returning to

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Thurlby: Hot for cherries

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

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After record-setting heat in 2015, cherry growers look to new year.

Another Northwest cherry season is around the corner, and at this point, there is no

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Breeding the new cherry

May 18th, 2016|0 Comments

WSU makes changes to sweet cherry program.

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Stoking the North American cherry market

May 17th, 2016|1 Comment

Cherry marketing: “awareness, awareness, awareness.”

  • Cherry processing line installation

Optical lines are growing

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Upgrades using near-infrared technology to sort fruit are necessary to keep pace with the industry.

  • State of California cherries

Cherry optimism

May 13th, 2016|0 Comments

California cherry growing conditions are tough, but growers are tougher.