Cherries

CIAB sets ‘free,’ ‘restricted’ percentages

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) met June 23 and set the preliminary “free” and “restricted” percentages for this year’s red tart cherry crop. The “free” percentage was set at 41 percent, while the “restricted”... more »

Sweet Cherry Variety Showcase

The Sweet Cherry Variety Showcase, sponsored by International Plant Management and Summit Tree Sales in cooperation with Michigan State University Cooperative Extension, will be held July 13 at the Mamrelund Community Center, 4085 Lutheran Church... more »

Nation’s fruit crops running late

Fruit harvests across the country will be later than usual this year thanks to cold, wet weather. Despite the delays, however, some forecasters are predicting larger-than-normal volumes for some crops in 2011.Those were two of... more »

Powdery mildew control in tart cherry orchards

Powdery mildew can be a problem in tart cherry orchards, particularly in young orchards. This fungal pathogen can also cause defoliation during mechanical harvesting if the infection is severe. Powdery mildew infection tends to occur... more »

Cherry leaf spot observed on June 1

Cherry leaf spot has been observed in many Montmorency blocks. In the past, when we have seen symptoms of cherry leaf spot this early in the year, it quickly rises to epidemic levels and causes... more »

Wind topples cherry trees in northwest Michigan

The wicked wind that swept through northern Michigan plowed over dozens of cherry trees in Grand Traverse County. 9&10 NewsTo read more, click here. more »

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 »

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