Cherries

Cherry processing options expand in variety

Everything’s coming up cherries in northern lower Michigan. The state produces about 75 percent of the U.S. supply of tart cherries, said Philip J. Korson, president of the Michigan-based Cherry ... more

Hort society leader to nurture industry growth

Mark Miezio went from designing highway projects across the country to becoming operations manager for a Michigan tree fruit production company. He adjusted sea... more

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Inspect your orchard for little cherry virus

Don’t mistake little cherry disease with small cherries. Winter damage, cold damage, inadequate tree nutrition and other factors can cause small che... more »

Washington cherry industry votes to continue marketing order

USDA on July 5 announced that sweet cherry growers in Washington voted to continue their federal marketing order program. The Washington sweet che... more »

2017 Fruit Crop Guesstimate shows frost impact

The 2017 Fruit Crop Guesstimate, presented by Fruit Growers News and the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, offered a new educational experienc... more »

Michigan-based CherrCo announces management transition

James Seaquist, chairman of the board of directors, announced July 6 CherrCo has begun the process of transition of senior management of the cooperati... more »

Phytelligence secures $6.95 million in new funding

Seattle-based Phytelligence, an agricultural biotechnology company,  announced July 5 the first closing of $6.95 million dollars of a total potential... more »

Plan to change when dealing with spotted wing drosophila

In 2017, we are seeing an early start to spotted wing Drosophila(SWD) and there is a good crop of berries on host plants in the woods. To me, this mea... more »

Michigan State University researchers get grant to target SWD in tart cherries

The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a nonprofit established through bipartisan congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill, today awarde... more »

Cherry pre-harvest tour set for Oregon

Oregon State University presents a cherry pre-harvest tour hosted Thursday, June 1, by Lynn Long, an Extension educator in Wasco County. Coffee and do... more »

Spotted wing drosophila monitoring for 2017 cherries

Elizabeth Beers, Washington State Extension scientist, tells Washington state growers that with cherry bloom behind them, and straw coming up rapidl... more »

Resources for managing cherry pesticide residues

When it comes to concerns over pesticide residues, cherry growers require a lot of complex, up-to-the-minute information to make appropriate managemen... more »


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