Cherries

Macfrut, the International Cherry Symposium to be held in 2022

Macfrut 2022 will be the world capital of cherries thanks to the International Cherry Symposium, to be held from May 2-6.. The event was previewed during a session at Macfrut 2021 opened by Renzo Piraccini,... more »

117th Annual Meeting & NW Hort Expo still plans to be in-person event

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association and the Northwest Hort Expo are still planning an in-person conference and trade show Dec. 6-8 at the Yakima Convention Center and Yakima Valley SunDome. "In accordance with Governor... more »

Michigan Farm Bureau seeks release of insect to control spotted wing drosophila

Michigan Farm Bureau is calling on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to give fruit growers a new tool to fight spotted-wing drosophila. APHIS is considering granting permits for the release ofG. brasiliensis, a type... more »

Northwest cherry harvest continues to show strength

The U.S. Pacific Northwest cherry crop is exceeding late season expectations. Over 20.1m cartons had been packed as of Saturday, Aug. 21, with this season’s harvest expected to extend through until the end of August.... more »

Washington’s 2021 cherry pesticide residue study now available

The Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission Internal Program recently completed its 2021 study in cherry which included 12 insecticides/acaricides and seven fungicides, including a few new products. The results of that study are available, as... more »

Field day set for new MSU research center

A Michigan State University (MSU) AgBio Research and Extension Field Day is scheduled at the newly opened Earl and Linda Peterson West Central Michigan Research and Extension Center near Hart, Michigan. The tree fruit research... more »

West-central Michigan’s tree fruit growers open new research station

Camaraderie and thankfulness seemed to radiate from apple growers in west-central Michigan on Aug. 5 as they dedicated a newly-built tree fruit research station built with sizeable private investment in the nonprofit effort. A large... more »

Crop outlook a mixed bag for growers

A major heat wave that caused unprecedented temperatures in the Pacific Northwest in late June and early July was the starkest example of weather events that have negatively impacted fruit growing regions across the U.S.... more »

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