Cherries

APHIS expands European cherry fruit fly quarantine in New York

Effective May 1, 2019, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) expanded the European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) quarantine to include all of Erie and Niagara Counties, and portions of Orleans County, New York.... more »

Cherry trees destroyed at former pro football player’s California orchard

After 2,000 cherry trees on Former San Francsico 49er Jeremy Newberry’s Brentwood, California, farm were destroyed early last week – an estimated $25,000 loss – Newberry is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to... more »

Free and restricted percentages proposed for 2018-19 tart cherries

The USDA on May 8 announced a proposed volume regulation for the 2018-19 crop year under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in seven tart cherry-producing states. The proposed volume regulation would establish a... more »

Sun World International sells vineyards to focus on fruit breeding, licensing

Grapes grower Sun World International (Sun World) will sell its leased and owned California farming property to an investor group, to focus on breeding and licensing of stone fruit and table grapes varieties. The investor... more »

Extension to certify 2018 crop production for MFP includes sweet cherries

USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly affected by... more »

ReTain trial conducted in Balaton tart cherry and Regina sweet cherry

The plant growth regulator ReTain reduces ethylene production in cherry flowers and delays flower senescence. In this Michigan State University Extension trial, we tried to improve fruit set in the light yielding cherry varieties, Balaton tart cherry and Regina... more »

USDA plans to buy $15 million of US tart cherries

Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman recently delivered news to Michigan cherry growers that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to buy $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. This purchase will provide urgent support to tart... more »

Arrigoni product protects against rain, insects in cherries

Cherry cultivation is one of the most complex and delicate crops. Like other fruits such as kiwi, peach or plum, it can suffer important negative effects from excessive rainfall, increasingly common in the season of... more »


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