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
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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When industry representatives gathered June 22 for the 61st annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, they came with mostly optimistic outlooks regardi... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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’s fruit industry is in transition.
Wine grapes have been booming, but after two brutal winters and two failed crops in a row ... more »
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 »
The fungal disease European brown rot, caused by Monilinia laxa, is a concern during bloom time in Michigan tart cherries because this pathogen can in... more »
The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance.
A $10... more »
Lynn Long, Oregon State University Extension educator, discusses efficient sweet cherry training systems for precision orchards. He spoke at the ... watch »