Cherries

Starr Ranch, CMI Orchards unite with apples, pears, cherries

Starr Ranch Growers/Oneonta Trading Co. — which includes Custom Apple, Diamond Fruit and Apple King — has an agreement to join forces with CMI Orchards, delivering more than eight million cartons to CMI’s manifest. This... more »

California’s Murray Family Farms endures challenges

Murray Family Farms, owned by Steve and Vickie Murray, has discovered that growing cherries, berries and other tree fruit in the southern San Joaquin Valley’s desert region is highly challenging. South of Bakersfield, the farm’s... more »

Tree fruit sales vet Ellie Tucker joins CMI

Tree fruit sales veteran Ellie Tucker has joined CMI Orchards as sales account manager. Tucker joins the Wenatchee, Washington, grower and packer possessing 20 years of fruit sales experience. Raised on a Wenatchee pear farm,... more »

CMI unveils advanced pear packing technology

CMI Orchards has introduced pear packing technology that is marketed to possess strong benefits for retailers and consumers. The Wenatchee, Washington, based CMI’s recent expansions on the technology used to pack, market and sell pears... more »

Michigan Pomesters recognize Sen. Stabenow’s service

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who has been serving Michigan as a state and U.S. legislator since the late 1970s, is the Michigan Pomesters' 2023 Fruit Person of the Year. Stabenow spoke at the group's 12th... more »

Utah tart cherry tour highlights domestic production

The Utah Red Tart Cherry Marketing Board (URTCMB), in partnership with Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI), led online influencers, Utah lawmakers and other industry stakeholders on an orchard and cherry processing plant tour. The July 27... more »

AgroFresh celebrates 20 years of SmartFresh

In 2003, AgroFresh first launched its flagship ripening management solution SmartFresh, the premier ethylene postharvest management tool for fruits, vegetables and florals. SmartFresh puts the ripening process “on hold” so that softening and over-ripening occur... more »

Kelp-based fertilizer Afrikelp aids in managing heat stress

The record-breaking heat this summer has focused attention on measures to stay cool and safe, especially for those who work outside in agriculture and other industries. Heat can also adversely affect the crops those workers... more »

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