Cherries

British Columbia cherry season has wrapped up after challenging year

Known for growing the latest ripening cherries in the northern hemisphere, Jealous Fruits announced the completion of the 2020 cherry season. “Due to frost damage that impacted the Okanagan Valley, we dealt with a much... more »

Rainier Fruit achieves Equitable Food Initiative certification

Rainier Fruit has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. According to a news release, for the past three years, both companies have worked to align Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Breeder David Cain awarded Wilder Medal by American Pomological Society

David Cain, founder and chief plant breeder for International Fruit Genetics, has been awarded the 2020 Wilder Medal, the highest honor presented by the American Pomological Society. This medal recognizes Cain’s contributions throughout his 42-year... more »

Cherry field day takes virtual look at techniques

When you can’t take the grower to the orchard, why not bring the orchard to the grower? That is what representatives of Washington State University (WSU) and Oregon State Extension Service did in early July... more »

Major growth trajectory continues for CMI Orchards in Washington state

Furthering its commitment to being a one-stop-shop for retailers looking for premium apples, pears and cherries grown in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC reports continued expansion for the company. Strategic partnerships with Yakima Fruit, as... more »

Preventing apple fruit rots; pruning blossom-basted stone fruit trees

The rainfall in Pennsylvania due to summer thunderstorms has been feast or famine, depending on where you are located. The hot, dry weather has decreased disease pressure; however, we are not out of the woods.... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board welcomes new executive director

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board has named Meghan Swain as its new executive director, starting Aug. 24. According to a news release, Swain brings a multi-faceted background defined by nonprofit management, government relations, and board... more »

X-disease phytoplasma vector management for 2020

Managing the leafhopper vectors of X-disease phytoplasma postharvest is important this season to slow the spread of the pathogen. Here we cover basic considerations. Keep in mind there are many unknowns about these leafhoppers and... more »

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