Cherries

Beware of clear wing moths in peaches

In New York state, there are two species of sesiid moths that attack peaches — the peachtree borer (PTB), , and the lesser peachtree borer (LPTB). The adult borers are striking clear-winged moths with yellow... more »

Fungicide resistance management for cherry leaf spot

Fungicide management programs for cherry leaf spot must be initiated around petal fall when leaves are unfolding. What we are hoping to accomplish with leaf spot sprays is preventing or actually delaying initial infection events.... more »

Michigan Plum Advisory Board member appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced an appointment to the Michigan Plum Advisory Board. The Michigan Plum Committee is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan's plum crop.John Williams is appointed.Williams, of Mears, is... more »

56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held on June 22 at 2:30pm. This annual event will be held at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids,... more »

Northern Michigan cherries may come in late due to slow spring

This slow spring is actually good for the northern Michigan cherry crop, but it comes at a price of what looks to be a late harvest. WWTV/WWUP-TV 9&10Read more of the story here. more »

Dried cherry demand increases

Leelanau County fruit growers are expected to benefit from establishment of an Agricultural Processing Renaissance Zone in Grand Traverse County where many Leelanau growers are expected to ship cherries and other fruits in the coming... more »

Shoreline Fruit receives ag processing renaissance zone approval

Shoreline Fruit, a grower, processor and marketer of premium cherry products and other dried fruits, announced that Gov. Rick Snyder approved the establishment of an Agricultural Processing Renaissance Zone (APRZ) for the expansion of Shoreline... more »

Michigan governor appoints apple committee members

Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the Michigan Apple Committee.“Agriculture is one of the bright spots of Michigan’s economy,” Snyder said. “I look forward to working with the leaders of the agriculture industry to ensure... more »

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