Cherries

USDA plans to buy $15 million of US tart cherries

Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman recently delivered news to Michigan cherry growers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. This purchase will provide urgent support to tart... more »

Arrigoni product protects against rain, insects in cherries

Cherry cultivation is one of the most complex and delicate crops. Like other fruits such as kiwi, peach or plum, it can suffer important negative effects from excessive rainfall, increasingly common in the season of... more »

Giddings Fruit works with growers during cherry season

Giddings Fruit USA, based in The Dalles, Oregon, and part of the Giddings Fruit Holding company that operates in Chile, Mexico, and Peru, is part of the Pacific Northwest cherry deal. Giddings Fruit USA specializes... more »

WSU Cherry Fruit School shares better ideas from bud to bucket

Sharing research updates and recommended production practices with Northwest cherry growers is the aim of the 2019 Cherry Fruit School, hosted by extension specialists from Washington State University (WSU) Tree Fruit Extension and Oregon State... more »

Saskatchewan fruit breeders receive prestigious horticulture award

Bob Bors and Rick Sawatzky, fruit breeders with the Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources at the University of Saskatchewan, are the joint recipients of the prestigious Stevenson Award for their development... more »

Michigan tree fruit growers to vote on program continuation

Michigan Tree Fruit producers will vote on whether to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Feb. 11-22. Ballots... more »

WSU Cherry Institute orchard systems tour identifies techniques

On jan. 17, Washington State University faculty Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato organized an orchard systems tour in conjunction with the annual Cherry Institute meeting.  This tour has always been a showcase of innovative orchard... more »

2019 Cherry Fruit School: From bud to bucket

The Pacific Northwest leads the nation in sweet cherry production with over 253,000 tons of sweet cherries produced on 43,000 acres of trees in 2018 alone. Production of this high value crop remains challenging, and... more »


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