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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Quarantine Issued To Control Spread of Plum Pox

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) has established a state quarantine to prevent the spread of plum pox, a disease that affects stone fruit ... more »

Frozen Easter Spoils Fruit Crops Across Eastern U.S.

A wave of Arctic cold swept over the eastern United States a few days before Easter, doing extensive damage to fruit over a wide area. “Now you ... more »

Family Makes Its Mark with Dried Cherries, Chocolate

Mike and Marsh Shadbolt are not your typical Oregon sweet cherry growers. In fact, the couple is one of a kind. For starters, the Shadbolts, owners of... more »

Shipping Cherries by the Millions

It was July 22, deep into the cherry harvest, and the cooling pad at Cherry Bay Orchards was abuzz with activity. Cooled water poured into tanks, each... more »

FDA: Companies Must Stop Promoting Health Benefits of Cherries on Labels

On Oct. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent warning letters to 29 companies that manufacture, market or distribute products made from... more »

Scramble Toward Sweet Cherries Is On

Why do sweet cherries crack? The easy answer is, “It has something to do with rain.” But, conceded Mortiz Knoche, he didn’t have to ... more »

Michigan Cherry Producers Vote To Continue Promotion Program

Michigan's cherry producers approved a referendum March 13 to continue the Michigan Cherry Promotion and Development Program, according to the Michiga... more »

Bayer Sells Guthion to MANA

Bayer CropScience has sold the insecticide Guthion (azinphos methyl) to Makhteshim Agan Industries, Israel (MANA).MANA purchased the European rights t... more »

Cherry Growers Put Emphasis on Names

In a bid to increase demand for local cherries, the Okanagan, Kootenay Cherry Growers? Association is looking at a move to encourage consumers to reco... more »

CIAB Recommends Final Percentages

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, convened in Traverse City, Mich., Sept. 8 to calc... more »

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