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Cherry growers hear about new varieties
Cherry growers hear about new varieties
Cherry growers in the Northwest were encouraged at a recent meeting to consider planting new varieties to offer retailers something new.

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Pollen spray could replace honeybees
Pollen spray could replace honeybees
A Washington State University cherry researcher talks about spray pollination, withholding water from cherry trees before harvest and hand and mechanical pruning.
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
Cold winter may knock out pests, diseases
A longer stretch of cold temperatures may hold Spotted Wing Drosophila in check on Central Washington cherries this year and may hinder Little Cherry Disease.
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
Events raise hopes for cherry exports to China
The head of Northwest Cherry Growers says he’s been worried about exports to China because of President-elect Donald Trump’s stance toward China. He’s more hopeful after Trump met with a top Chinese businessman.
Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says
Blueberry farmers face price stress, expert says
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Oregon’s largest orchard sells to Washington fruit grower
Members of the Foreman family, of Wenatchee, Wash., have bought Earl Brown & Sons in Milton-Freewater.
Apple prices could be near bottom
Apple prices could be near bottom
With national holdings of Red Delicious and Gala up over a year ago, there may still be downward pressure on Washington apple prices. USDA tracking shows prices the same as a month ago.
Michigan may best N.Y. as second-biggest apple producer
Michigan may best N.Y. as second-biggest apple producer
Michigan may have beaten New York this season in apple production, but it might be just temporary. Both states are upping their game in competition with Washington.
First GMO apple slices to go on sale in Midwest
First GMO apple slices to go on sale in Midwest
A small amount of genetically modified sliced apples will become the first sold in the U.S. in February and March. The Summerland, B.C., producer hopes to compete nationally in the fresh-sliced business.
Western Innovator: Executive boosts berry production
Western Innovator: Executive boosts berry production
Hector Lujan worked his way up through the ranks of Reiter Affiliated Companies by helping to greatly expand its berry-growing operations in Central Mexico. He is now the company’s CEO.
Cold nips at Washington cherry buds
Cold nips at Washington cherry buds
Single-digit and below zero temperatures in Central Washington the first week of January may have damaged some cherry buds and soft fruit. Wine grapes are likely safe.

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