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  • Bird control technology

Battling birds with lights, sounds : Videos

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Makers of new noise and laser deterrents promise birds won’t habituate to the technology.

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Be gone, starlings

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Bird control in British Columbia benefits from area-wide approach.

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WTFRC releases results from 2018 cherry pesticide residue study

August 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission conducted its annual study of residues of commonly used pesticides on cherries at harvest.

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Where no cherry has gone before — IFTA BC tour Day 2

July 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Tree fruit growers in British Columbia, Canada, are planting cherries in places where they won’t pick until mid-September.

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IFTA tours Summerland research center’s genetic diversity

July 24th, 2018|0 Comments

A glimpse of 30,000 apple varieties in various stages of propagation overlooking the shores of Okanagan Lake highlighted the first day of the International Tree Fruit Association summer tour through British Columbia.

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What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Researchers examine how growers pick nonchemical pest management tactics.

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For cherries and blueberries, it pays to prey

July 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Research confirms benefits of kestrels for bird control.

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Too hot and cold in the Golden State

June 28th, 2018|3 Comments

Temperature tantrums abound for apricot, peach and cherry growers in California.

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Steven Murray Jr., a young grower from Bakersfield, California

June 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Steven has helped change Murray Family Farms’ business, adding farm markets and

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Some promising cherry variety picks

June 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Why these sweet cherry varieties could find a place in Northwest orchards.

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Quarantine in New York’s Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. officials are taking action to stop the potential spread of an invasive fruit fly that could threaten the cherry crop in New York state.

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Northwest tree fruit delegation heads to D.C. to talk trade

June 7th, 2018|0 Comments

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A delegation representing the Northwest tree fruit industry will be meeting with Trump administration officials

  • Tart cherry harvest

Tart growers target Turkey

June 6th, 2018|0 Comments

U.S. tart cherry industry weighs legal challenge to low-price imports.

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Cherries chugging to China again

June 1st, 2018|0 Comments

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Cherry shipments to China seem to be moving again, just in time for the Northwest’s

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Good Point: What growers want

May 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Washington tree fruit industry lays out technology priorities.

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Growing at a high level

May 23rd, 2018|1 Comment

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Planting 60 percent Lapins. Wrapping trunks with insulation. Expecting some trees to die every year.

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Putting Gisela to the test

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

MSU researcher studies performance on various training systems, finds insights for future studies.

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Small trees, big cherries?

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Limited release of MSU’s dwarfing rootstocks gives growers a chance to experiment.

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The art of tart

May 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Effort to match high-density tart cherries with over-the-row harvest technology aims to boost profitability.

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Waste not wanted

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Postharvest tools, better communication can help fine-tune storage practices and improve packouts.

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A sweet solution for cherries

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s cherries find another market as Tabletree juice.

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Ready to rally in Big Sky country

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Montana’s sweet cherry growers are hoping for a better year after the downturn of 2017.

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Thurlby: Complications in cherry forecast

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

2018 brings an earlier start and cloud of tariffs over China.

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Concerns over China top Northwest cherry growers meeting

May 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Industry members fear trade disputes could impact largest export market.

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Meet WSU’s new breeder — Video

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Per McCord assumes duties with Washington State University’s stone fruit program.

  • Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

Nick Anderson, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

May 14th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ Nick graduated from Columbia Gorge Community College, married Annabeth and has a young

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Cherry growers make first crop prediction for 2018 season

May 10th, 2018|0 Comments

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Northwest cherry growers estimate harvesting 22.6 million 20-pound box equivalents in their first crop forecast

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Bruno Simpson, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

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Yvette Jones, a young grower from Nelson, New Zealand

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Yvette grew up traveling around the globe with parents David and Fiona

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USApple disappointed growers “in the crosshairs” in China-U.S. trade dispute

March 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

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The U.S. Apple Association expressed extreme disappointment that tree fruit may be a casualty in

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New mindset for managing spotted wing depredation

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

High levels of pest pressure are the new reality for Michigan tart cherry growers.

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Study shows temps at which cherry buds are damaged

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

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Oregon State University researcher David Gibeaut has posted online the results of his differential thermal

  • Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River

Tony Guisto, a young grower from Hood River, Oregon

February 24th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/Tony grew up in a logging family in Oregon’s Hood River Valley, headed by

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Be on the lookout for little cherry – Video

February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Scouting for symptoms in orchards is key to preventing, controlling little cherry disease.

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WSU hires McCord and Northfield for two tree fruit positions

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

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Washington State University has hired two new researchers — a cherry breeder and an entomologist

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After loss, important postharvest research continues

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Colleagues carry on cherry and pear postharvest projects of the late Yan Wang of Oregon State University, with some intriguing new findings.

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Researchers discover a coat of armor for cherries

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

A thin film of gum acacia shows promise to prevent splitting in packing house trials.

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Michigan growers go local with cherries

January 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Growth looks promising in Michigan's fresh cherry market.

  • John Grubb, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

John Grubb, a young grower from Wenatchee, Washington

January 26th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background/ John is a fourth-generation cherry grower who pursued degrees in sustainable agriculture, integrated

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Finding success the cooperative way

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

The fewer grower cooperatives packing fruit in the industry today still play crucial role.

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Northwest cherry growers think global at 75th institute

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Following a record crop year, Northwest cherry growers got several reminders about pruning, the latest

  • 2018 cherry king

Long live the King

January 12th, 2018|0 Comments

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Lynn Long, a longtime Oregon State University horticulturist, was named the annual Cherry King on

  • International cargo cherry deliveries

All aboard the cherry express

January 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Airborne exports through Sea-Tac help make up for tough domestic year for sweet cherries.

  • International cargo cherry deliveries

A cool place for cherry exports

January 9th, 2018|0 Comments

New facility to improve cherry movement through Sea-Tac.

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Conner Sullivan, a young grower from Pasco, Washington

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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family background / Conner along with his cousin Clint Sullivan started their business after growing

  • James K. Ballard

James K. Ballard, 1920-2017

January 4th, 2018|0 Comments

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James K. Ballard, a WSU Extension agent for Yakima County from 1962-81 and former contributor

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Growing by the acres

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Results from Washington state questionnaire help paint picture of shifting fruit industry.

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Yes, your spray nozzles need to be replaced on a regular basis.

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Nozzle nagging

  • Cherry Lane Farms

Verification program lets growers show off their stewardship

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

A good sign for growers