Cherries

Seasonal tree fruit updates at the revised Penn IPM hotline

Penn State Extension has announced a major revision to its 1-800 PENN IPM hotline to better serve the horticultural and agricultural community. Callers may now select from a greater number of integrated pest management and... more »

Forecast production of sweet, tart cherries forecasts down

Mother Nature’s quirks, including cold snaps, are blamed for forecasted decreases in U.S. production of tart and sweet cherry varieties. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 released statistics for 2020 U.S.... more »

Low-cost spray program for tart cherry diseases shared

Some growers have been inquiring about reducing input costs for tart cherries, and this article is intended to be used as a guide to help with season-long decision-making. The following guidelines were generated from price... more »

Montmorency cherry growers upbeat on future

Michigan’s tart cherry growers in the last 12 months faced bad prices, retaliatory tariffs in the international markets and a disappointing decision from the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding cheap imports from Turkey. And... more »

ITC to track foreign cherry imports at urging of Michigan senators

Democratic U.S. Senators from Michigan Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters announced May 29 the U.S. International Trade Commission will begin tracking foreign imports in order to accurately measure the impact of trade on Michigan’s tart... more »

Munckhof launches labor-saving tree Shaker for commercially farmed fruit

Munckhof Fruit Tech Innovators has redesigned its tree shaker solution for harvesting fruit, nuts and olives for the food industry quickly and efficiently. According to a news release, using this harvesting machinery, two to three... more »

Tart cherry industry votes to continue federal marketing order

Tart cherry producers and processors recently voted to continue their marketing order program for tart cherries produced in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin, the USDA announced May 21. The marketing order... more »

Spring 2020 Michigan State University Tree Fruit Webinar Series scheduled

The Spring 2020 Michigan State University (MSU) Tree Fruit Webinar Series will include presentations on pest management and horticultural topics as well as time for attendees to ask questions. The webinars are free of charge... more »


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