Cherries

Firman Pollen adds Donny Leadon in sales and business development

Yakima,Washington-based Firman Pollen, an industry leader in supplying supplemental pollen since 1933, has hired Donny Leadon in sales and business development. “Donny is an outstanding addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge... more »

Okanagan fruit growers will face another tough year if labor issues linger

Lower cherry crops may have disguised the true impact of an ongoing agricultural issue in the Okanagan, according to a BC Fruit Growers Association newsletter. “The year 2020 was very unusual for farm labor –... more »

Michigan agriculture stalwart Fred Tubbs dies at age 82

Fred Tubbs, 82, of Hart, Michigan, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at his home. He is now reunited with his wife, Dianna, grandson, Collin Hansen, brother, Gary Tubbs, and sister, Ruthann Corliss. According to his... more »

NuPhY Inc. acquires assets, licenses of former Phytelligence

Taking root in the remains of a now defunct start up, NuPhY is a new agricultural technology company headed up by Washington State University professor of horticulture Amit Dhingra. The new WSU spin-out was revitalized... more »

WSU opens Plant Sciences Building, new home for collaborative ag research

Washington State University will celebrate the opening of the new Plant Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art home on the Pullman campus for collaborative research supporting regional and global agriculture. The new facility was virtually dedicated through... more »

New Orchard Field Guide from the Penn State Extension tree fruit team

During strategic planning sessions addressing pandemic priorities, the Penn State Extension tree fruit team identified the need for a full-color pocket guide to assist growers in identifying and managing tree fruit diseases, pests and physiological... more »

Cherry growers want to get in on the snacking trend

Struggling Michigan cherry farmers hope to cash in on a growing consumer trend during the pandemic: We’re eating more snacks. According to a story by Capital News Service, the DeWitt-based Cherry Marketing Institute will use... more »

Spotted lanternfly found in Jefferson County, Ohio

A population of the invasive spotted lanternfly (SLF) has been found in Mingo Junction just south of Steubenville, Ohio, along the Ohio River. The initial report came from a resident who spotted a dead adult... more »

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