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Join in the Summer Cherry Picking Festival on June 30.  Take home free cherries!

Grab the family and head out to WSU-IAREC on Sunday, June 30 at 10:30 am for the first annual Summer Cherry Picking Festival.  Kids will enjoy games at the picnic area while the adults go to the Roza orchard for a cherry picking contest.  The event will conclude with a family BBQ for all at the picnic area. 

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SCRI Project Goals:

This research project’s long-term goal is to improve the sustainability of the U.S. sweet cherry industry by developing a highly efficient, production, processing, and marketing system for fresh market quality sweet cherries. 

Sweet cherry harvest is one of the most labor-intensive of all agricultural endeavors.

The hand harvest process for sweet cherries accounts for approximately 60% of annual production costs.

The adoption of a mechanical and/or mechanical assist harvest system for sweet cherries has the potential to revolutionize the sweet cherry industry with labor savings and improved fruit quality.

 

Research Team Partners:

          

  •  This research project is funded by the 2009 NIFA
    USDA Specialty Crop Research initiative, Project #2009-02559

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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