Greener methods control cherry pest

WENATCHEE – Thanks to the efforts of Extension educator Tim Smith, sweet cherry growers in central Washington are using new environmentally friendly materials and methods to control Cherry fruit fly. Washington is the nation’s leading producer of sweet cherries and a third of the crop is exported. The key quarantine pest of sweet cherries is […]

WSU scientists perfecting mechanical harvest of cherries

PROSSER, Wash. — Rich, velvet-red, fresh sweet cherries are in high demand, and so are skilled laborers to harvest the highly perishable crop. However, labor shortages and labor costs may soon be a thing of the past for Northwest cherry producers, if consumers will accept their fresh cherries free of stems. In a project funded […]