Featured stories covering cherries in this issue.
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Michigan research examines retractable roof on cherries
Open and closed research: Michigan State University cherry expert Gregory Lang is trying a retractable roof system over a cherry orchard at MSU’s Clarksville Research Center.
Sweethearts offer better returns than Bings in Washington
WSU economists find a sweeter investment in Sweethearts than Bings when comparing production costs.
Sugar sours birds on eating valuable cherry crops
Sweet revenge for bird control
Pscheidt: How to rate viruses
With three-dozen different viruses that can be found on cherry trees, which ones do growers need to worry about?
What’s hiding in your orchard?
A survey of cherry viruses in Oregon has turned up none that are new to the Pacific Northwest, which is a good thing. However, at least two new viruses, and possibly a third, have been detected in Oregon for the first time — and two of the three could have a significant impact on cherry production if not controlled.
Thurlby: Looking ahead to the Northwest cherry season
In Washington, we just came through the rainiest March on record, and the view from the window tells me the season has yet to give way to what most of us would call “springtime conditions.”
How grower renewed aging block of cherry trees
A tale of 17 acres
Make the most of your mulch – Video
Pruning wood and mowing weeds can provide extra food for soil organisms that help keep trees healthy.
Tart cherries growers shake it up in the Northwest – Video
Under the canopy, a mechanical claw reaches out to grasp the trunk, clamps and shakes violently, sending a cascade of bright red cherries
Glade Brosi, young grower from Wenatchee, Washington
family background / Glade is originally from Kentucky and joined Stemilt in 2011 with a graduate degree in plant and soil sciences. He’s
Reconstructing WSU’s sweet breeding program
Changes make the WSU sweet cherry breeding program more efficient and focused to set up its new breeder for success.