Cherries

Detroit Free Press report outlines challenges of tart cherry industry

They’re a treasured old-time sight in Michigan – cherries and the miles of orchards where they flourish Up North. According to a Sept. 28 Detroit Free Press story, Michigan is the nation’s top producer of... more »

Fresh peaches and cherries: World markets and trade reported by USDA

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agriculture  Service, world peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons to 21.0 million as adverse weather conditions impact output in top producers China and... more »

Compac details service to European customers during COVID-19

Compac, part of the TOMRA Food family, and its partners ICOEL and Sardas were confronted with unique challenges, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit just as they were preparing to ship and install three turnkey cherry... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Take a virtual tour of the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center

Due to Michigan State University policies related to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan State University Extension is unable to host in-person meetings. Unfortunately, this includes our annual Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center open house and annual Leelanau Horticultural Society dinner and... more »

British Columbia cherry season has wrapped up after challenging year

Known for growing the latest ripening cherries in the northern hemisphere, Jealous Fruits announced the completion of the 2020 cherry season. “Due to frost damage that impacted the Okanagan Valley, we dealt with a much... more »

Rainier Fruit achieves Equitable Food Initiative certification

Rainier Fruit has achieved Equitable Food Initiative certification for its largest farm of over 2,300 acres. According to a news release, for the past three years, both companies have worked to align Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) standards... more »

Breeder David Cain awarded Wilder Medal by American Pomological Society

David Cain, founder and chief plant breeder for International Fruit Genetics, has been awarded the 2020 Wilder Medal, the highest honor presented by the American Pomological Society. This medal recognizes Cain’s contributions throughout his 42-year... more »


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