Cherries

CMI prepares for sweet cherry season

Northwest cherries deliver an intense, extremely profitable season and there’s only a three-month window left to plan promotions and reserve volume. Bolster sales from every direction with the freshest selections of premium cherries, high-graphic displays,... more »

CMI Orchards’ Bob Mast named Apple Citizen of the Year

Bob Mast, president of CMI Orchards, is being recognized as the 2023 Apple Citizen of the Year by the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival. The Apple Citizen of the... more »

APHIS updates Spotted Lanternfly Control Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) for the spotted lanternfly. The EA is required under the National Environmental Policy Act for its Spotted... more »

Superfresh Growers adds cherry line, expands production

Domex Superfresh Growers plans to expand its sweet cherry production by 30% this summer, with the addition of a packing line. “Freshness and speed to consumers is the key to success in the cherry category,”... more »

Brett Reasor joins Columbia Fruit as CEO

Brett Reasor will be joining New Columbia Fruit Packers LLC (Columbia Fruit) as its CEO on March 1. Current CEO Mike Wade will transition to the role of chairman. ... more »

IFG names three new varieties in its low-chill line

International Fruit Genetics LLC (IFG) has released the names of three new trademarked cherries in its Cheery Cherry line: Cheery Cupid, Cheery Nebula and Cheery Chap. IFG has almost 50 patented table grape varieties and... more »

Tart cherry research targets innovation

A multidisciplinary team of researchers at Utah State University (USU) and Michigan State University (MSU) are investigating more efficient ways to manage the state’s tart cherry crop, which yields sales between $7 million-$21 million annually.... more »

Smart sprayer gets smarter, tougher

Heading into 2023, specialty crop growers are looking for any advantage they can to improve operational costs, satisfy mandates on chemical and water use, meet sustainability goals and increase healthy harvests. Ag tech company Smart... more »

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