Cherries

Commerce ruling on Turkish imports boosts struggling US tart cherry growers

As domestic tart cherry growers struggle to turn a profit, a preliminary ruling by the U.S. Department of Commerce ordering Turkish exporters to escrow funds to cover new duties of 204.93 percent under the countervailing... more »

Results in from Turkey cherries antidumping investigation

On Sept. 23, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative preliminary determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey, finding that exporters sold... more »

Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting technology used by Apofruit

Italian cooperative Apofruit invested in a Compac InVision TotalView cherry sorting platform in 2018 to enhance their ability to deliver consistent quality efficiently. The system was installed in time to save the 2019 cherry season,... more »

USDA-ARS offers public tour of its grape, apple and cherry collection

The public is invited to get an insider’s view of the USDA-ARS germplasm repository at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, on Sept. 21 from 9-11 a.m. Attendees will be guided by experts from the... more »

Michigan House panel seeks protection for cherry producers

The Michigan House Agriculture Committee, chaired by Rep. Julie Alexander, approved on Sept. 4 a resolution supporting a petition before the U.S. International Trade Commission to protect Michigan’s domestic cherry industry. Michigan growers supply roughly... more »

Arrigoni develops Protecta Ultra screen for stone fruit operations

 Cultivation of cherries, kiwifruit, berry fruits or other stone fruits is one of the most complex, considering their sensitivity not only to insect pest and bird attack but also to cracking and fruit rot in... more »

Address American brown rot in sweet cherry orchard systems

American brown rot, Monilinia fructicola, caused significant economic damage in sweet cherry orchards in Michigan this season. While we spend time and effort every season discussing fungicide strategies, the difficult reality is that the American brown... more »

USDA to purchase additional $15M in tart cherries

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy an additional $15 million of U.S. tart cherries. In March, Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Michigan, helped secure $15 million for the first tart cherry buy through USDA. This new purchase will... more »


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