Cherries

Cherry grower withdraws $16 million lawsuit against Chelan County, Washington

Washington state Cherry grower Kyle Mathison says he’s withdrawn a lawsuit alleging Chelan County unlawfully interfered with his development of 250 acres of orchard land. According to a report by the NCW Life Channel, Mathison’s... more »

Washington State University tree fruit crew reschedules cherry breeding field day

Washington State University Tree Fruit Extension will hold a Cherry Breeding Program Field Day on July 7 from 9 -11:30 a.m. (PDT). Due to the excessive heat wave that Washington state is currently facing, this... more »

When and how to reduce doubling in sweet cherry

Profitability in sweet cherry (Prunus aviumL.) production will depend on growers’ ability to produce superlative fruit and maximize packout. A significant cause of cullage (and therefore lost revenue and higher packing/sorting expenses) in several important cultivars... more »

Arrigoni offers solutions for cracking and pests in cherries

Spring rains have a decisive influence on the quality of fruits, especially when it comes to delicate cherry cultivars. Rainwater can in fact interrupt the flowering process, reduce quality and, in severe cases, start fruit... more »

CMI Orchards experiencing strong start to Northwest cherry season

Wenatchee, Washington-based CMI Orchards anticipates growth in the 2021 cherry crop. Excellent weather conditions, including an absence of significant frost events, have contributed to outstanding quality, great sizing, and 17% growth of this year’s crop... more »

First adult Western cherry fruit fly expected to begin emergence in Oregon

All cherry trees owners should be aware the emergence of the first adult western cherry fruit flies is expected to begin on June 14 in the La Grande, Oregon, area. 50% adult fly emergence expected... more »

Fruit breeding company IFG marks its 20th anniversary

The fruit industry has dramatically changed over the last 20 years, and IFG is celebrating the pioneering advancements we have brought to the world of fruit breeding. Bakersfield, California-based International Fruit Genetics (IFG) showed that... more »

Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission grant awards for cherry set

In 2021, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission approved $1,396,455 to help fund 27 new projects in the areas of cherry, apple and technology. In cherry research, the commission approved $191,630 to help fund seven... more »

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