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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

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Verification program lets growers show off their stewardship

December 27th, 2017|0 Comments

A good sign for growers

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OSU names Mateus Pasa to lead cherry and pear research program

December 21st, 2017|0 Comments

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Oregon State University has named Mateus Pasa, Ph.D., as assistant professor and leader of its

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Two Oregon cherry growers join forces

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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Two longtime cherry producers in the Dalles, Oregon, have merged to form an affiliation that

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Register for the 75th annual Cherry Institute

December 15th, 2017|0 Comments

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center in central Washington. Also, nominations are wanted for marketing committees

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Strong market for Michigan sweet cherries: GLExpo Day 2 wrap

December 6th, 2017|0 Comments

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There was good news and bad news for cherry growers at the second day of

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An Oregon trailblazer: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Curiosity, sharing and innovation drive Mike Omeg, a fifth-generation cherry grower.

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A grower with industry influence: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Grower of the Year Mike Omeg has an impressive list of industry contributions and accomplishments.

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Omeginsanity — ‘I was a little bit shocked’: 2017 Grower of the year

November 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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Mike Omeg does not know who started the jokes about his massive new trellises, but

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Big hopes for a big cherry

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Large-growing Tamara showing early promise, but it’ll be a few seasons before the verdict is in.

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Oregon State looking for cherry growers to develop pest plan

November 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Oregon State University is looking for sweet cherry growers in the Northwest to help develop a long-term Integrated Pest Management plan.

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Cherry and apricot marketing boards to make nominations

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Nominations for grower and handler positions on the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee and Washington Apricot Marketing Committee will take place during industry meetings in January. The committees establish grade, size and pack regulations for fresh cherries and apricots from designated counties in Washington state.

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75th Cherry Institute set for Jan. 12 in Yakima

October 25th, 2017|0 Comments

The 75th annual Cherry Institute is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 at the Yakima Convention Center.

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Stemilt will use virtual reality for tours at PMA show

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Those attending the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit will get a glimpse of Stemilt Growers without having to leave the conference.

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European Cherry Fruit Fly found in NY

October 16th, 2017|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture officials have confirmed that European Cherry Fruit Fly is now present in Niagara County, New York. The invasive pest was first detected in North America in Ontario, Canada, in 2015.

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For sale: huge tract in prime Walla Walla location

October 11th, 2017|0 Comments

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It’s a heck of a view for a vineyard. Nobody has planted one yet, but

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Devon Wade, a young grower from The Dalles, Oregon

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

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family background / After serving several tours overseas in the U.S. Army, Devon joined his

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Allan Bros. paces innovation

August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Longtime Washington fruit company leads the way with development of new technologies, including collaboration on vacuum picker.

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Cherry pesticide residue survey results available

August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

The results of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission’s seventh annual cherry pesticide residue survey are now available.

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New version of UC Produce Facts app released

August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Postharvest Center at the University of California, Davis has released a new version of

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Big cherry crop came with surprises

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

Northwest cherry growers produced a record crop this season, but they’ll be looking for ways in the offseason to improve fruit size and quality next year following complaints that some of the fruit didn’t meet the industry’s usual high standards.

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The ag advocates

August 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Hort Council presses on amid leadership change.

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Board mulling lower assessments for Oregon brine cherries

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission is considering a proposed administrative rule change to reduce the assessment rate on brine cherries.

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Tim Akita, a young grower from Dallesport, Washington

July 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Tim is a fourth-generation farmer who works both as a chiropractor in The Dalles, Oregon, and runs the family farm that his great-grandfather, Nobuhei Akita, started in 1931.

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WSU Transitioning to Organic tour set for Aug. 2, 3

July 24th, 2017|0 Comments

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Washington State University and the Next Generation Tree Fruit Network will hold a pair of

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IFTA Summer Tour wraps up with focus on research, frost

July 18th, 2017|0 Comments

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The Michigan tree fruit industry is chock full of innovative growers rapidly diversifying, modernizing and

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Thwarting a cherry killer

July 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Early research suggests acclimating trees and sending them into early dormancy may help prevent bacterial canker infections.

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Lake Ontario Tour shows wide range of New York tree fruit farming

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The only consistency on the Lake Ontario Fruit Program tour this summer was the humidity. Otherwise, the five-farm tour organized by Cornell University Cooperative Extension covered a remarkably diverse swath of tree fruit farming in a narrow band along Lake Ontario’s shores: new high density apple plantings and apple orchards far older than this reporter, along with high density peaches, berries, and a brand new cidery.

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Scholarships offered for United Fresh Washington Conference

July 12th, 2017|0 Comments

The application period for the 2017 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarship is now open.

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OSU researchers develop field test for crown gall

July 11th, 2017|0 Comments

A woman can find out if she’s pregnant without going to a doctor. Soon, farmers may be able to find out if their fruit trees or grape vines have crown gall disease without going to a laboratory.