Cherries

IFTA hands out awards

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) gave its 2013 Extension Award to Jon Clements and Win Cowgill during its recent conference in Boston.“We have never had a tie before when selecting the recipients of this... more »

McDonald’s TV commercials promote Michigan apples

Starring in TV commercials? Watched by millions? Mike Dietrich seems to be taking it in stride. “They did a nice job,” he said. “We were real pleased with it.” Mike, a fruit grower from Conklin,... more »

Cherry, stone fruit growers approve assessment to support WSU

Cherry and stone fruit growers throughout the state have agreed to make a $5 million investment over the next eight years at Washington State University research and extension centers in Prosser and Wenatchee. This builds... more »

Retractable-roof greenhouse protects sweet cherries

The gift of a retractable-roof greenhouse could be the first step toward a new method of protecting fruit from weather extremes. In spring 2012, Cravo Equipment, a company based in Ontario, Canada, donated one of... more »

2012 insect activity and its effects on 2013 fruit management programs

Our review of the entomological impacts of the 2012 weather continues with a pest of many tree fruit crops, the obliquebanded leafroller. Apple growers have dealt with this pest on a regular basis for many... more »

Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show Jan. 21-22

The 2013 Northwest Orchard and Vineyard Show is scheduled for Jan. 21-22, and will be held at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Mich. Registration opens at 8 a.m., and the cost for both days... more »

Cherry, soft-fruit growers to vote on research assessment

Cherry and soft-fruit growers in Washington state will begin voting late this month on a proposal to expand research on their crops.The state Department of Agriculture said ballots will go out about Dec. 26, asking... more »

Michigan hort society hands out awards

The Michigan State Horticultural Society handed out two Distinguished Service Awards during the Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO in December. The awards went to Al and Joe Dietrich and Earl Peterson.Al, Joe... more »

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