Cherries

Are you spraying your cherry trees enough?

In the Pacific Northwest, industry standards to apply the amount of fungicides are generally variable but do not exceed 200 gallons per acre. The application volume is usually tuned to specific training systems, tree height,... more »

Washington state crops, like cherries, ‘hit hard’ in trade war

Between April and September, according to a new report, Washington farmers and other export-dependent producers saw foreign sales plummet by between 20 and 28 percent over the same period last year. The losses stem from... more »

US moves to protect tart cherry industry from dumping by Turkey

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D.-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said Nov. 1 a major step forward had been made to protect Michigan’s cherry industry, which has struggled from unfair... more »

Cherry Marketing Institute gets MSU Key Partner Award

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) received the 2018 Key Partner Award from Michigan State University (MSU) Extension on Oct. 16 at the organization’s annual conference in Lansing, Michigan. The Key Partner Award recognizes those who... more »

Story outlines Michigan cherry industry’s concern over Turkish imports

A small industry that helps attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to northern Michigan could be at risk. According to an Oct. 22 story published in the Detroit News, growers of Michigan tart cherries, which... more »

Canada ‘yet to realize’ fruit export potential in Europe

Canada has huge opportunities for fruit exports to Europe that are being left unrealized, despite the opening up of trade between EU countries and the North American nation. This is a key message that Canadian... more »

USDA resources help fruit farm stay in family hands

Nestled in the hills of Adams County, Pennsylvania lies a fifth-generation family farm, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. Purchased in 1900 by the patriarch, W.W. Boyer, Boyer Nurseries & Orchards has grown in both business ventures... more »

StePac shows off resealable lid film product

StePac and Tadbik have partnered to produce a new modified atmosphere resealable lidding film. The new technology is engineered to extend the shelf life of fresh cherries in aesthetic and functional retail packaging. The product... more »


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