Featured stories about cherries, and more, in this issue.
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Trellising more than trees
Superstructures to support rain and sun coverings skew trellis engineering principles.
Pruning robot makes the first cut
Years of testing in robotics labs and virtual orchard simulations prepared a pruning robot for its debut trial in a UFO-trained cherry block.
Weeds that foster disease
As researchers learn more about the leafhoppers that transmit X disease, the weeds they feed on have become a management concern.
Tech to take on the future
New York wine industry conference focuses on the changing landscape.
Two-year trip from vine to wine
Walla Walla Community College program enters its 20th year, attracting students from across the country to prepare for wine careers.
To predict bitter pit, let it sit
Passive model predicts bitter pit percentage in Honeycrisp.
Don’t trust, verify
Growers test products to make sure they work.
Future forecasts call for more heat, more often
Heat wave of 2021 may not be so unusual in the future.
Apples in extreme heat
Researchers share how future heat will affect apple farming.
A lot of choices for cherry rootstocks
Options range from tried-and-true to new and experimental.
Carneval cherry challenge
DNA tests link sport cherry in Washington to variety propagated in Canada.
Connor Duim, a young grower from Zillah, Washington
Connor graduated from Wenatchee Valley College with a degree in sustainable agriculture. He’s the son of Sheryl and Mike Duim.
Nights in shining orchards
Growers contemplate resuming night harvest after 2021’s heat forced their hand.
Thurlby: Fruitful thinking
Northwest cherry growers hope to take advantage of market opportunities in 2022.
Codling moth control: The math on mating disruption
The most effective approaches for codling moth mating disruption are based on trapping data.
Wafla hires CEO, communications director
Wafla, a nonprofit farm labor association based in Lacey, Washington, has named Enrique “Rick” Gastelum as its new chief executive officer, according to a news
Oregon orchards needed for wasp release
Oregon State University entomologists have some parasitic wasps in need of a home. The researchers at the Mid-Columbia Research and Extension Center seek roughly a