X-disease and Little cherry virus cause small, light colored cherries. More than 238,856 trees equivalent to 974 acres of sweet cherries have been removed due to X-disease and Little Cherry Disease between 2015 and 2020 according to a recent survey conducted by WSU/ OSU Extension. Removed trees reduced revenue to the industry by an estimated $30 million in 2020 and $65 million between 2015 and 2020. This video describes the extent of damage in Washington and Oregon and the impacts on our cherry and stone fruit industries.
Authors and Production: Tianna DuPont, and Cody Molnar, WSU Extension. Videography: Ricardo Naranjo, WSU Extension; Jeff Larin, Cody Bounds, GS Long. Music: Robert Orpet. Thank you to funders: Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission, WSU Tree Fruit Endowment
Contacts: Tianna DuPont, WSU Extension (509) 293-8758 firstname.lastname@example.org; Bernardita Sallato, WSU Extension (509) 439-8542 email@example.com; Ashley Thomson, OSU Extension (541) 296-5494 Ashley.Thompson@oregonstate.edu; Karen Lewis, WSU Extension (509) 760-2263 firstname.lastname@example.org