Cherries

Michigan tree fruit growers to vote on program continuation

Michigan Tree Fruit producers will vote on whether to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research & Development Program in a referendum conducted by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Feb. 11-22. Ballots... more »

WSU Cherry Institute orchard systems tour identifies techniques

On jan. 17, Washington State University faculty Matthew Whiting and Bernardita Sallato organized an orchard systems tour in conjunction with the annual Cherry Institute meeting.  This tour has always been a showcase of innovative orchard... more »

2019 Cherry Fruit School: From bud to bucket

The Pacific Northwest leads the nation in sweet cherry production with over 253,000 tons of sweet cherries produced on 43,000 acres of trees in 2018 alone. Production of this high value crop remains challenging, and... more »

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 »


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