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Valley cherry farmers on alert

Friday, May 25, 2012
Valley Cherries

The cherry farmers here in the Valley are taking extra precautions to protect their harvest.

Cherry farmers in the state are keeping a watchful eye for pests such as the Asian fruit fly. The sAn Joaquin Valley is known for its many cherry orchards. Right now parts of the Valley are still under a quarantine for the pest.

Farmers in the Valley are being extra careful when preparing to harvest fruit and move their crop off the farm. The cherry harvest is starting a few weeks later than last year, and early varieties are already ripening right now.

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