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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Tree Fruit 101: Webinars for beginning growers

Penn State Extension is offering three Saturday morning webinar trainings that will each be two hours long. The three sessions are designed for the be... more »

‘Three pillars’ uphold the tart cherry industry

Some compare it to a three-legged stool. Others call it the “three pillars.” Whatever metaphor they use, many in the tart cherry world say the ... more »

Spotted wing drosophila webinar for Michigan sweet and tart cherry growers

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch, along with the Michigan Cherry Committee, are hosting an online Zoom webinar on Friday, Nov... more »

Michigan hort society president a hands-on leader

Kurt Dowd has been around farms most of his life. So when it came time to transition the family’s historic operation near Hartford, Michigan, away f... more »

Timing of mechanical pruning impacts labor, fruit quality

When it comes to mechanical pruning, or hedging, Stefano Musacchi puts an emphasis on improving the size of the fruit, as well as its flavor. Musac... more »

Get a jump on disease management this fall

While the fruit harvest may be winding down, vigilance is still needed for managing tree fruit diseases, especially in preparation for 2016.... more »

NCSU wins grant to curb SWD

North Carolina State University (NCSU) has won a $6.7 million grant from USDA to undertake research and grower education efforts aimed at better manag... more »

CIAB releases 80 percent of the 2015 tart cherry crop

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB), the national marketing order for red tart cherries, recently determined the quantity of tart cherries... more »

Over-the-row harvester can work with high-density tart cherries

Michigan State University (MSU) researchers have been working on an evolving technology since 2008, which is leading to a new method of harvesting tar... more »

Tour teaches bloggers about tart cherry industry

As harvest winds down, this is a great opportunity for me to thank the many growers who helped with all of the tours this summer. Harvest is a busy ti... more »


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