Cherry processing options expand in variety

Everything’s coming up cherries in northern lower Michigan. The state produces about 75 percent of the U.S. supply of tart cherries, said Philip J. Korson, president of the Michigan-based Cherry ... more

Hort society leader to nurture industry growth

Mark Miezio went from designing highway projects across the country to becoming operations manager for a Michigan tree fruit production company. He adjusted sea... more

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Michigan fruit processor to close doors, auction off equipment

A Michigan cherry and apple processor is closing its doors and auctioning off its equipment. New Mill Capital, a national asset acquisition and dis... more »

China’s tariff hikes hit fruit categories, including apples

According to media reports, China is placing new tariffs on 128 products bought from the U.S. as retaliation against taxes approved by President Trump... more »

USDA adds cherry fruit fly to alert list 

It’s spring, which means many invasive Hungry Pests are emerging and will soon begin feeding on trees, plants and crops. These destructive species ... more »

Honeybee management in tree fruit orchards

Most people in agriculture understand the crucial role cultivated honeybees play in the production of specialty crops across the country, partic... more »

Kasumin registered in California for control of diseases in cherries

A newly registered FRAC group 24 bactericide from Arysta LifeScience will provide California walnut and cherry growers with a new bactericide to fight... more »

MSU CANR awards Jim Nugent Distinguished Service Award

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University honored four leaders in agriculture and natural resources for the... more »

Rainier Fruit targets yoga enthusiasts for sales

Rainier Fruit, a leading producer of organic and conventional apples, pears, cherries, and blueberries recently announced a partnership with Wanderlus... more »

AgroFresh’s Harvista has expanded label for cherries

AgroFresh Solutions' label for its Harvista pre-harvest technology has been expanded for use on cherries at blossom time application. This technology ... more »

Miezio named Cherry Bay Orchards’ new president

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="304"] Mark Miezio[/caption] Cherry Bay Orchards (CBO), a fruit grower with operations in both northern and s... more »

Tart cherry industry hires strategic marketing director

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) and Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) have hired Lynn Vollbrecht as director of strategic marketing. ... more »

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