Cherry Industry Administrative Board seeking nominees

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB ) reminds tart cherry growers nominations for industry leadership positions are due soon. The board election process began the week of Jan. 2. Nomination forms were emailed or mailed... more »

Costs exceed returns for Michigan tart cherry growers

The costs of growing tart cherries in Michigan exceeds market returns, new research shows. Michigan tart cherry growers must spend 44 cents a pound to produce the fruit, according to the report from Michigan State... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board elections underway

Board elections are scheduled to commence the week of Jan. 2nd for the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB). The Dewitt, Michigan-based CIAB will begin board elections for the seats that expire on June 30, 2023.... more »

Winter pruning aids tree growth, pathogen resistance

Dormant pruning is a necessary function orchardists should undertake to control tree growth, manage vigor and guard against over-cropping. Jim Kamas, associate professor and Extension fruit specialist and director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension... more »

Cherry Threat: Scientists work to fight little cherry disease

Researchers are working to combat little cherry disease (LCD), which has become more prevalent in Washington and Oregon since 2010. At the Nov. 8 Northwest Cherry and Stone Fruit Research Review in Yakima, Washington, scientists... more »

Protecting orchards from deer damage

Because they consume lots of fruits and pecans, deer can become big problems in orchards, especially during mating season when male deer can destroy trees. Monte Nesbitt, Extension program specialist of pecans, fruit and citrus... more »

Cherry board seeks nominations for 3-year terms

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) is seeking nominations for 10 board member positions and their respective alternates. Election materials will be emailed to growers and handlers starting the week of Jan. 2 If an... more »

Fruit and vegetable veteran Tom Tjerandsen dies

Tom Tjerandsen, a California and Chilean produce industry icon, has died. Tjerandsen, 80, was influential in California fruit exports and Southern Hemisphere imports. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen... more »

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