Cherries

Fertilization boosts sweet cherry health

Bacterial canker, San Jose Scale, poor plant nutrition and some exceptionally hard winters are all part of sweet cherry orchard decline, and foliar applications of nitrogen fertilizer in September continue to be a solid tool... more »

Washington State Tree Fruit Association plans annual meeting, expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 113th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Three Rivers Convention Center Dec. 4-6 in Yakima, Washington. The three-day event serves as a forum... more »

Rainier Fruit launches ‘Wholesome Heroes’ campaign

Rainier Fruit has launched a new program, Wholesome Heroes, to celebrate individuals who embody the company’s “Wholesome to the Core” marketing campaign. As a leading grower of healthy, wholesome fruit, Rainier partners with organizations and... more »

Shoreline Fruit recalls select chocolate covered products

In cooperation with the GKI Foods recall of dark chocolate products due to an undeclared milk/dairy allergen, Traverse City, Michigan-based Shoreline Fruit is voluntarily recalling select Shoreline Fruit bulk and Cherry Bay Orchards branded dark... more »

European cherry fruit fly confirmed in Niagara County, New York

On Sept. 7, 2017, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed European cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cerasi, or ECFF - pictured above) in Youngstown, Niagara County, New York. APHIS, in collaboration with state... more »

Washington State University Extension to host rootstock tour

Washington State University (WSU) Extension and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission will host a tour of recent rootstock trials on Aug. 25. There are three stops on this tour. Participants can join the free... more »

Inspect your orchard for little cherry virus

Don’t mistake little cherry disease with small cherries. Winter damage, cold damage, inadequate tree nutrition and other factors can cause small cherries. Generally, when abiotic factors cause small cherries the plants will have additional symptoms... more »

Washington cherry industry votes to continue marketing order

USDA on July 5 announced that sweet cherry growers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The Washington sweet cherry marketing order authorizes grade, size, quality, maturity, container regulations, and marketing research... more »


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