British Columbia fresh cherry varieties to hit Japanese markets

Minister MacAulay and MP Stephen Fuhr announced that the #GoC has secured market access for #CdnAg cherries to #Japan #GrowingCdnAg 🇨🇦🇯🇵— AAFC Canada (@AAFC_Canada) August 24, 2018 British Columbia fresh cherries will be sold... more »

Time to protect for doubling in cherries

Those of you growing cherries that are sensitive to pistil doubling (e.g., ‘Bing’, ‘Tieton’, ‘Early Robin’) should consider protecting the crop during this period of high temperatures (Figure 1). Fig. 2.... more »

WSU researchers test nanocrystals to curb frost damage

Groundbreaking nanotechnology designed to protect cherries, apples and other popular fruits from frost damage is showing positive results in tests by Washington State University researchers. The research team recently received a $500,000 grant from the... more »

APHIS establishes rules for impacts of European cherry fruit fly

Effective immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a host list for European cherry fruit fly (ECFF, Rhagoletis cerasi), and established conditions for the interstate movement of regulated articles from core... more »

Spotted wing drosophila update for NW Michigan cherry growers

As cherry harvest is underway in northwest Michigan, growers are balancing management decisions with pre-harvest intervals (PHIs) and the rainy forecast for the weekend and early next week. This season has been mostly dry and... more »

Michigan’s 2017 fruit crop down from 2016

Fruit production in Michigan for 2017 was down from 2016 for all major fruits, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Michigan apple production was 840 million pounds, down... more »

Spotted wing drosophila catches rise sharply in southwest Michigan

Last week we reported that 2018 has been slow to start compared with last season in terms of spotted wing drosophila (SWD) caught in traps. This week, our network of MSU monitoring traps have detected a... more »

US tart cherry forecast up 48 percent

U.S. 2018 tart cherry production is forecast at 353 million pounds, up 48 percent from the 2017 production. Michigan tart cherry production in 2018 is forecast to be 264... more »

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