Cherries

ITC to track foreign cherry imports at urging of Michigan senators

Democratic U.S. Senators from Michigan Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced May 29 the U.S. International Trade Commission will begin tracking foreign imports in order to accurately measure the impact of trade on Michigan’s tart... more »

Munckhof launches labor-saving tree Shaker for commercially farmed fruit

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has redesigned its tree shaker solution for harvesting fruit, nuts and olives for the food industry quickly and efficiently. According to a news release, using this harvesting machinery, two to three... more »

Tart cherry industry votes to continue federal marketing order

Tart cherry producers and processors recently voted to continue their marketing order program for tart cherries produced in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, the USDA announced May 21. The marketing order... more »

Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge... more »

Biobest becoming an option for cherry pollination

Due to a range of circumstances, the pollination of cherries is becoming increasingly complex. Bumblebees provide the best results and Biobest supplies them in highly practical hives resistant to all kinds of weather conditions. Cherry... more »

Appointments set for Michigan cherry, tree fruit and beverage groups

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee, Michigan Tree Fruit Commission and the Michigan Craft Beverage Council. Michigan Cherry Committee Paul D. Hubbell, of Williamsburg, is the owner... more »

Report: US Cherry growers won’t appeal ITC ruling

U.S. cherry growers will not appeal a Jan. 14 International Trade Commission ruling that unfairly priced imports of dried tart cherries don’t cause harm to the domestic industry. “We made the calculation that it’s not... more »

Bill would designate the cherry as Michigan’s official state fruit

Michigan is already recognized for its apple blossoms, but what about the cherry? Several state lawmakers want to see the cherry elevated as the official state fruit of Michigan. More than half of U.S. states... more »


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