Cherries

Northwest cherry crop down, but plenty to promote

The Northwest cherry crop is developing beautifully but slowly, according to Northwest Cherry Growers, which puts the season’s first production estimate at 150,468 tons (15.05 million 20-pound cartons). Volunteers surveyed almost 90% of the Northwest... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

International Fruit Genetics (IFG) breeding programs could change the cherry growing industry and help it adapt to a changing climate. The fruit breeding company’s new low-chill cherries could change how growers grow cherries and drive... more »

Cold effects on pollination, fruit set and hardiness in apples, cherries eyed

On April 12, Washington State University's Matthew Whiting, professor in the Horticulture Department, and Bernardita Sallato, WSU Tree Fruit Extension specialist, hosted a meeting that brought the tree fruit industry together to discuss challenges and... more »

CMI Orchards gets EFI certification on apples, cherries and pears  

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer advocacy groups, recently announced that CMI Orchards of Washington state had achieved its first EFI certification. More than... more »

Michigan cherry producers approve continuation referendum

Michigan’s cherry producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Cherry Promotion and Development Program, Gary McDowell, director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced today. Established in May 1972, the... more »

Brake On! residual herbicide for permanent crops offered to growers

Brake On! pre-emergence residual herbicide for permanent crops features a unique mode-of-action offering growers an alternative solution considering anticipated herbicide shortages this spring. “We all are hearing reports of impending shortages of various herbicide products,”... more »

Effects of summer heat event on PNW tree fruit session topic

The Okanagan Horticultural Advisor's Group and British Columbia (BC) Fruit Growers' Association are sponsoring an upcoming seminar and discussion series  "Feeling the Heat: Effects of the Summer Heat Event on Tree Fruit in the Pacific... more »

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