Cherries

Cool springs set well with fruit tree growers

Stable springs without hard frosts are sitting well for fruit tree growers around the country.

Washington growers are looking at a good bloom.

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Growers tap fresh market for sweet cherries

Some growers are looking for a late-season market window.

“It’s hard to put a number on the potential market for dark, fresh, sweet cherries.”

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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. [caption id="attachment_17624" align="a... more »

California cherry growers succeed with optical sorting line

The cherry season has recently begun in California. The harvest keeps growers and packers of this precious fruit on their toes as they strive to final... more »

John Deere has low-profile, narrow 5075GL high-value crop tractor 

John Deere has introduced the 5075GL Specialty Tractor for orchard and vineyard growers who want a powerful, low and narrow tractor to maintain and ha... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »

Cool springs set well with fruit tree growers

Stable springs without hard frosts are sitting well for fruit tree growers around the country. In Washington state, growers are set up for a good g... more »

Tart cherry volume regulation proposed for 2017–18 crop

A proposed volume regulation for U.S. tart cherries produced during 2017-18 crop year would restrict the way the cherries can be marketed. The USDA... more »

Growers tap fresh market for sweet cherries

What is the future of fresh market sweet cherries in Michigan and how does the industry get there? “It’s hard to put a number on the potential ... more »

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early ... more »

France reinstates its ban on U.S. cherry imports

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service, on April 6, 2018 France published its third emergency decree banning cherry imports fr... more »

Penn State bilingual workshop covers fruit trees pruning, GAP

[caption id="attachment_17293" align="alignright" width="225"] There were no empty chairs at the indoor portion of the workshop. Photo: Lee Stivers, P... more »


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