Cherries

Cherry processing options expand in variety

Everything’s coming up cherries in northern lower Michigan. The state produces about 75 percent of the U.S. supply of tart cherries, said Philip J. Korson, president of the Michigan-based Cherry ... more

Hort society leader to nurture industry growth

Mark Miezio went from designing highway projects across the country to becoming operations manager for a Michigan tree fruit production company. He adjusted sea... more

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Fruit Crop Guesstimate scheduled for June 22

The 61st Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at the Amway Gran... more »

Northwest Michigan growers planting at higher densities

Northwest Michigan’s fruit industry is in transition. Wine grapes have been booming, but after two brutal winters and two failed crops in a row ... more »

ReTain increases sweet cherry yields

In recent years, many growers have started to use ReTain in their sweet cherry blocks to increase fruit set and ultimately increase their yields. ReTa... more »

Options for European brown rot control in cherries

The fungal disease European brown rot, caused by Monilinia laxa, is a concern during bloom time in Michigan tart cherries because this pathogen can in... more »

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance. A $10... more »

Efficient Sweet Cherry Training Systems

Lynn Long, Oregon State University Extension educator, discusses efficient sweet cherry training systems for precision orchards. He spoke at the ... watch »

SWD survey seeks grower responses

A new survey is seeking responses from growers regarding spotted wing drosophila (SWD) management. The survey is part of the "Sustainable Spotted Wind... more »

Southwest Michigan fruit regional report

With warmer weather, fruit tree buds are swelling. Growers should apply early-season sprays. Winter 2016 The 2016 winter was mild compared with 2... more »

Partnership will develop novel cherry varieties

Phytelligence, a platform agricultural biotechnology company, has entered into a service agreement with TNV, a Tip Top Orchards licensed company, to a... more »

Do you need to worry about early spring freezes?

In early spring as fruit trees begin to grow, many people are worried that freezing temperatures will kill the buds of their fruit trees. These buds c... more »


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