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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WTFRC completes cherry pesticide residue study

For the sixth consecutive year, the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission conducted a study of residues of commonly used pesticides on cherry frui... more »

Considerations for hail-damaged cherries after storms

Cherry orchards were impacted by hail on July 8, 2016, and growers should carefully weigh options to determine future management strategies. First, gr... more »

Sweet Cherry Orchard Designs Optimize Efficiency

Greg Lang, Michigan State University horticulture professor, outlines a sweet cherry orchard design project to optimize labor efficiency, product... watch »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate reflects optimistic outlook

  When industry representatives gathered June 22 for the 61st annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, they came with mostly optimistic outlooks regardi... more »

Stemilt introduces Skylar Rae cherry

Stemilt Growers is introducing a new bi-colored cherry, called Skylar Rae, to produce departments in June. Skylar Rae cherries are both the sweetest ... more »

Northwest predicts 18.3 million boxes of cherries

Growers in five Northwest states estimated a sweet cherry crop of 18.3 million 20-pound boxes this season, according to James Michael, a vice presiden... more »

Fruit cracking differs among sweet cherry varieties

Sweet cherries are susceptible to a condition called "cracking", in which the skin of the fruit is strained, causing fractures or "cracks". The condit... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate scheduled for June 22

The 61st Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at the Amway Gran... more »

Northwest Michigan growers planting at higher densities

Northwest Michigan’s fruit industry is in transition. Wine grapes have been booming, but after two brutal winters and two failed crops in a row ... more »

ReTain increases sweet cherry yields

In recent years, many growers have started to use ReTain in their sweet cherry blocks to increase fruit set and ultimately increase their yields. ReTa... more »


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