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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Crop damage: Northern Michigan orchards are ‘devastated’

On Aug. 2 a storm swept through Northern Michigan leaving fruit crops “devastated.” Large hail and damaging winds have been reported throu... more »

Ambrosia and Honeycrisp lead top 10 sales dollars

According to Robb Myers, vice president of sales for CMI, the data shows that consumers continue to look for highly flavored apples like Ambrosia.&ldq... more »

The Future of Farming: Over-the-row cherry harvester

Farmers have the same goal: harvest the highest quality fruit in the most efficient way. When it comes to cherries, it’s not the easiest task, b... more »

BREAKING: Northwest Michigan assesses storm impact

Agricultural businesses were busy assessing storm damage Aug. 3 to orchards and packinghouses following strong thunderstorms overnight in the Grand Tr... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate shows winter’s impact

Coming off back-to-back winters that challenged Michigan growers, industry leaders gathered June 24 to guess the size of 2015’s fruit crops. &ld... more »

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for July 28

This is the seventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. Traps in the network ar... more »

MSU: Small farmers can make food safety work

This case study provides an overview of the processes, challenges, benefits, and lessons learned from the Group Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) pilot... more »

Tart cherry over the row harvest

Michigan State University Extension is inviting members of the northern tart cherry industry and affiliates to view a harvesting of tart cherries plan... more »

Industry veteran rides the waves

Gary Pullano, associate editor for Fruit Growers News, is blogging this week from the International Fruit Tree Association's Regional Summer Tour in W... more »

Disease Update: Rots wreaking havoc on stone fruit

The extremely wet weather over the last month has triggered rot issues in both sweet and tart cherries. As a result of the volume of fungal spores fly... more »


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