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Growers raise the alarm on postharvest pest control for little cherry disease vectors

July 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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As the cherry harvest wraps up, growers in Central Washington should launch their leafhopper control

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State agencies offer readiness reviews for FSMA inspections

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

Readiness review offers growers an educational opportunity to make sure they feel prepared for FSMA inspections.

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FSMA inspections begin

July 12th, 2019|0 Comments

FSMA inspectors are starting visits to farms, packers.

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Cherry estimate drops

July 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Northwest’s overall sweet cherry crop is now expected to come in smaller than original

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Clean Plant Center Northwest offers low-cost little cherry disease testing

July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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Thanks to the support of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, the Virus Diagnostic Laboratory

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Josh Heinicke, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

July 1st, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Josh is the fourth generation of his family in farming and is

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Roger Way, 1918–2019

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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Roger Way, world-renowned apple breeder and professor emeritus of pomology at Cornell University, died June

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Organic community honors David Granatstein

June 20th, 2019|0 Comments

Retired sustainable agriculture specialist recognized for 30-year career at WSU.

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Got gibberellins?

June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

For fruit size and firmness benefits, GA3 is a good choice for cherry growers.

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U.S. ITC finds merit in tart cherry producers’ claim of harm by Turkish imports

June 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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American producers of dried tart cherries make a reasonable case that they are being injured

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Cherry harvest underway and crop estimate revised down 4 percent from May

June 14th, 2019|1 Comment

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The Northwest cherry season is underway, with the first week of harvest completed for the

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Michigan Tree Fruit Commission renews MSU infrastructure funding

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Michigan tree fruit growers vote again to put their own money toward the infrastructure at Michigan State University’s research orchards.

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The land grant mission

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

As funding for higher education increasingly dries up, universities seek new ways to keep permanent crops growing and thriving.

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Dininny: A new view

June 4th, 2019|0 Comments

With a change in leadership at Good Fruit Grower, our commitment to all of you remains steadfast.

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Erika Espinoza, a young grower from Tieton, Washington

June 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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family background / Erika grew up in Washington’s Yakima Valley and was trained in business

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Rain on the cherry parade

May 31st, 2019|0 Comments

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Firm estimates were unavailable, but a rainy month of May has derailed what was projected

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Crossing paths to sweet success

May 30th, 2019|0 Comments

WSU cherry breeder has plans for improving program.

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Winter cherry modeling is coming

May 29th, 2019|1 Comment

OSU researcher builds cherry bud cold hardiness model for AgWeatherNet.

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Cherry marketers testing foreign waters

May 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Northwest Cherries experiments with developing markets in three Southeast Asian nations.

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European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York expands

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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Federal regulators have expanded the quarantine zone for the European cherry fruit fly in New

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Don’t fight the physiology

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Cherry Fruit School session focuses on how cherry systems can more efficiently harness the trees’ natural growing habits for peak performance.

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Making orchards less hospitable for SWD

May 21st, 2019|1 Comment

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With a prune here and a mow there, Michigan tart cherry growers may be able

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Washington’s drought worsens

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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A recent spell of rainy weather hasn’t helped much. Washington’s drought has officially gotten worse

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WSDA offering on-site airblast sprayer training through June

May 20th, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture is currently enrolling employers from the tree fruit industry

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Canadian nursery launches tissue culture lab

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

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This week, Upper Canada Growers announced the opening of a new tissue culture laboratory in

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Big response for little cherry disease

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Pacific Northwest industry aims to tackle little cherry disease.

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Canines trained to sniff out diseases

May 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Dog detection teams have shown success in citrus and other fruit, now researchers will study if they can help find little cherry disease.

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Cherry growers gather to update crop estimate

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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Growers and industry representatives from five Northwest cherry producing states predicted a crop of about

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Erin Carlson, a young grower from Summerland, British Columbia

May 15th, 2019|1 Comment

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family background/ Erin received her agriculture degree in organics at the University of Guelph in

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Mission ahead for Washington researchers

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission celebrating 50 years driving industry innovation.

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Northwest Cherry Growers estimate 24.9 million boxes, third largest crop

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

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Cherry growers in the Northwest have announced their first crop estimate of the season, and

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Healthy strategies for smokey skies

May 14th, 2019|1 Comment

Keep your workers safe when pollution threatens.

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Thurlby: Another season of hope is upon us

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Northwest Cherries President B.J. Thurlby looks ahead at another season of hope, with a solid plan in place.

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Good to Know: 2019 Pacific Northwest cherry research funding

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

More than $930,000 provided for 20 different research projects.

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Reducing the risk of listeria: Video

May 13th, 2019|0 Comments

Food safety experts share strategies for monitoring and responding to ‘L. mono.’

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Working holidays a lifestyle for some ag workers

May 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Traveling, camping workers pitch in for British Columbia’s busy tree fruit season.

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More changes for BC Tree Fruits

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

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British Columbia’s largest fruit company has purchased land on which to build a new packing

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Communication key to managing workplace complaints

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

How grievance policies make for better workers and businesses.

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Easing restrictions for farmworker housing

May 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Federal ag housing loans now open to H-2A employers.

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Northwest farms sought for heat awareness project

May 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

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University of Washington and Washington State University researchers are looking for Northwest farms to help

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Washington State Fruit Commission board meeting May 15

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

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The Washington State Fruit Commission board of directors meeting is scheduled Wednesday, May 15, at

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On the road to tech

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Research commission says new technology roadmap will spur innovation and guide investment.

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DIY science in the orchard

April 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Extension educator shares tips for managing on-farm experiments.

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Picking among the best new cherry roots

April 25th, 2019|0 Comments

New rootstock options could meet the needs of Northwest cherry growers.

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Mulch-in cherries

April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Researchers study benefits of applying mulch to mature Oregon cherry orchard.

  • Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington.

Kevin Kenoyer, a young grower from Cashmere, Washington

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

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family background/Kevin is a fourth-generation grower who grew up in the Wenatchee River Valley. He

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BC Tree Fruits hires CEO, CFO

April 11th, 2019|0 Comments

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BC Tree Fruits, a grower cooperative that packs most of British Columbia’s apples, has permanently

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Johnson: The other side of the rainbow

April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

Good Fruit Grower's Jared Johnson explains how we handled this issue’s cover shot, which was just too big to fit.

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Water wins for Eastern Washington

April 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Congress approves Western water plans, boosts Bureau of Reclamation budget.

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Punjabi growers help advance British Columbia’s tree fruit industry

March 28th, 2019|1 Comment

Hardworking heritage and willingness to invest are keys to success for some families.