Cherries

First peak of imported blueberries for 2022 marked by Naturipe

Salinas, California-based Naturipe, one of the world’s largest producers of fresh berries, is celebrating blueberries during the month of February. Its FeBLUEary campaign is now in its fifth consecutive year and highlights the first peak... more »

Little Cherry Disease Day will be held Feb. 16

Washington State University (WSU) Extension will host an intensive dive into the latest research and recommended management for X-disease and little cherry disease. The free 2022 Little Cherry Disease Day will be held Feb. 16... more »

Michigan producers of cherries to vote on program continuation

Michigan producers of sweet and tart cherries have an opportunity to vote on whether to continue the Michigan Cherry Promotion and Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural... more »

Advertised retail prices rise for specialty crops, including Honeycrisp

Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets ending during the period of  Jan. 22-Feb. 3 show some sharp increases. According to USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service, due to high costs and supply chain... more »

New WSU lab to study evolving bacterial foes of tree fruit

In bad years, microbial disease heavy hitters like fire blight and X-disease phytoplasma cost apple, cherry, and pear growers hundreds of millions of dollars nationally in lost fruit as well as treatment and removal of infected... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission views 2022 funding requests

The Michigan Tree Fruit Commission’s (MTFC) 2022 call for projects received 21 funding requests from Michigan State University’s (MSU) five, off-campus, research stations. The requests include funding for equipment, equipment repairs/upgrades, new orchard establishment and... more »

Northwest cherry growers saw challenges from heat, pandemic

Extreme weather and the COVID-19 pandemic had a sizable impact on the 2021 Washington state cherry growing season and harvest. So why should a meeting of cherry growers reviewing the past year be any different?... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board Board 2022 election set

The following seats on the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) are up for election this winter for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022, with the exception of the handler alternate seat in Northern Michigan. ... more »

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