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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake Cherry Growers

Briefs for March 20, 2019

Free workshop offered at LCCDC  News from Lake County Community Development Corporation RONAN — On Thursday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-noon at the LCCDC office, 407 Main Street SW, a free workshop entitled,  “USDA Rural Development Value Added Producer Grants,” will be offere...

Cherry mildew discussed at annual meeting Cherry mildew discussed at annual meeting

YELLOW BAY — Local cherry growers heard about cherry powdery mildew on Saturday. Claudia Probst, a research associate at Washington State University- Prosser, spoke about the fungus before the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers, Inc. Probst said the mildew is unique to the Pacific Northwest, and mildew...

Disease management topic of cherry growers’ meeting

YELLOW BAY — The 81st annual cherry growers’ horticultural meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse located at mile-marker 18 on Highway 35. Dr. Claudia Probst, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Scien...

Festival blossoms with sweet cherries Festival blossoms with sweet cherries

Celebrating what local growers call the “best tasting cherries in the U.S.,” the Polson Main Street Flathead Cherry Festival continued its tradition of drawing visitors from around the nation and neighbors from around the corner. The two-day event branches throughout the downtown’s side ...

Cherry guru speaks to Flathead growers Cherry guru speaks to Flathead growers

Flathead cherry trees are mostly pruned by now, allowing growers time to attend the Flathead Lake Cherry Growers 79th annual meeting held Saturday at the Yellow Bay Club House.  Keynote speaker Norm Guitzwiler, a respected Washington cherry grower and crop management consultant, gave the audience of ...

Cherry trees not fooled by spring-like conditions

POLSON — With unseasonably warm temperatures, tulips are poking inquisitive green fingers up to test the weather. Can the Flathead cherry trees be far behind? Cherries are an important agricultural crop up the east shore of Flathead Lake, so that’s a question worrying many growers as coming co...

Cherry growers work year-round to ensure safe practices, pest-free fruit Cherry growers work year-round to ensure safe practices, pest-free fruit

As the cherry harvest ends, the shipping process and marketing runs smoothly largely to the program’s safety and legal requirements that are part of the harvest itself. Included in this process is the use of commercial sprays to protect the cherries from bugs, such as the Mediterranean Fruit Fly and...

Flathead cherry marketing thrives with Co-op Flathead cherry marketing thrives with Co-op

Cherries were first introduced to Montana in 1866, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Grower’s interest blossomed quickly, and many began planting cherry trees around the Flathead Valley. By 1893 the trees had flourished in maturity, growing from eight to 12 feet tall.  ...

Flathead’s own passion fruit ripe, ready to harvest Flathead’s own passion fruit ripe, ready to harvest

Warm summer days ripened a variety of local  cherries just in time for the Cherry Festival this year, allowing growers and vendors to sell a portion of their crop downtown last weekend. Bruce Johnson, president of Flathead Lake Cherry Growers, a Montana Agricultural Cooperative, said that the grow...

School benefits migrant, local students School benefits migrant, local students

Polson Middle School is quieter this week than the last, when students began disappearing from the hallways as quickly as cherries disappeared from the orchards.  The tapering off of students participating in the migrant summer was expected, according to director Tim Berg. Students have a short windo...


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