Cherries

Counting app released for Munckhof’s Pluk-O-Trak

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators have debuted automatic counting function for its Pluk-O-Trak advanced harvesting system. The new product automatically counts the quantity of harvested fruit per picker and per row. The new app will help... more »

Craft breweries, orchardists partner to create beverages

King Orchards has grown Montmorency and Balaton tart cherries at the edge of Grand Traverse Bay on the shore of Lake Michigan for more than 30 years. They sell cherry juice to local grocery stores... more »

Report: Retaliatory tariffs hitting apples, cherries hard

A Dec. 31 report from the Congressional Research Service  outlined the impact of retaliatory trade tariffs on U.S. agricultural products. Apples and cherries are among the commodities hardest hit, the report indicates. Called “Profiles and Effects... more »

Grand Traverse County, Michigan, others national disaster areas

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has designated Grand Traverse County, Michigan, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to hail that occurred on Aug. 1, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department... more »

Are you spraying your cherry trees enough?

In the Pacific Northwest, industry standards to apply the amount of fungicides are generally variable but do not exceed 200 gallons per acre. The application volume is usually tuned to specific training systems, tree height,... more »

Washington state crops, like cherries, ‘hit hard’ in trade war

Between April and September, according to a new report, Washington farmers and other export-dependent producers saw foreign sales plummet by between 20 and 28 percent over the same period last year. The losses stem from... more »

US moves to protect tart cherry industry from dumping by Turkey

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, D.-Michigan, Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, said Nov. 1 a major step forward had been made to protect Michigan’s cherry industry, which has struggled from unfair... more »

Cherry Marketing Institute gets MSU Key Partner Award

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) received the 2018 Key Partner Award from Michigan State University (MSU) Extension on Oct. 16 at the organization’s annual conference in Lansing, Michigan. The Key Partner Award recognizes those who... more »


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