Cherries

Fruit and vegetable veteran Tom Tjerandsen dies

Tom Tjerandsen, a California and Chilean produce industry icon, has died. Tjerandsen, 80, was influential in California fruit exports and Southern Hemisphere imports. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen... more »

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

The U.S. tart cherry industry has seen significant changes in its marketing landscape in the past decade, with imports overshadowing the domestic supplies some years in the wake of weather events that limited production. Now... more »

Industry innovations, best practices among topics for fruit growers at EXPO

For successful crop management, growers must address climate change and invest in proper equipment to prevent disease, according to presentations at the upcoming 2022 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and Farm Market EXPO. In addition, growers... more »

MSU Extension presents tree fruit field day Nov. 1

Michigan State University Extension representatives will discuss their latest research at the MSU Extension Tree Fruit Field Day. The event is from 1:30 to 5:15 p.m. Nov. 1 at the West Michigan Research Station, in... more »

Dozens of Congressional leaders ask for action on spotted lanternfly

More than 40 members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to take “immediate steps” to eradicate the spread of spotted lanternfly (SLF) – which was recently discovered for the first time in... more »

FFVA sessions highlight new produce snacks, dining trends

One purpose of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s convention was to pollinate ideas as a group that could benefit the industry. In sessions, attendees got a peek into how gene editing could help increase... more »

Tart cherry crop keeps industry busy during summer

It has been a busy summer for the cherry industry! The tart cherry crop fell short of the industry and USDA estimates. The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) estimated 262.3 million pounds and the total... more »

CMI promotes new leaders, prepares for growth in apple category

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, has promoted several positions, with leadership transitions to prepare for a period of tremendous growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company continues to “evolve, grow and become ever more complex.... more »

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From the orchard to TikTok

New Michigan Hort Society president secures his niche

Specialty crop ‘ambassadors’ take time to explain farming

FIRA-USA agriculture robotic show photos

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Tart cherry industry seeks brand protections

PickTrace labor management expands services

USDA specialty crop, organic insurance expands

Michigan blueberry growers absorb latest tips

New small fruit specialist joins MSU

UF evaluates grapes for Florida winemaking

Cherry Marketing Institute expanding export markets

H-2A program in need of repair

Hyper-local and the next generation customer

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