USDA adds cherry fruit fly to alert list 

It’s spring, which means many invasive Hungry Pests are emerging and will soon begin feeding on trees, plants and crops. These destructive species – which include the emerald ash borer, gypsy moth and citrus greening... more »

Honeybee management in tree fruit orchards

Most people in agriculture understand the crucial role cultivated honeybees play in the production of specialty crops across the country, particularly in the tree nut and tree fruit industries of the West Coast. Without a... more »

Kasumin registered in California for control of diseases in cherries

A newly registered FRAC group 24 bactericide from Arysta LifeScience will provide California walnut and cherry growers with a new bactericide to fight tough bacterial crop diseases while delivering an effective new resistance management tool.... more »

MSU CANR awards Jim Nugent Distinguished Service Award

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University honored four leaders in agriculture and natural resources for their community, state and national leadership with the Distinguished Service Award. The awards were... more »

Rainier Fruit targets yoga enthusiasts for sales

Rainier Fruit, a leading producer of organic and conventional apples, pears, cherries, and blueberries recently announced a partnership with Wanderlust, the world's largest producer of yoga lifestyle events. Rainier Fruit will be the presenting healthy... more »

AgroFresh’s Harvista has expanded label for cherries

AgroFresh Solutions' label for its Harvista pre-harvest technology has been expanded for use on cherries at blossom time application. This technology that expands the harvest window for apple crops up to 21 days is now... more »

Miezio named Cherry Bay Orchards’ new president

Cherry Bay Orchards (CBO), a fruit grower with operations in both northern and southern Michigan, has named Mark Miezio president of the company. Former president and founding owner Don... more »

Tart cherry industry hires strategic marketing director

The Cherry Marketing Institute (CMI) and Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) have hired Lynn Vollbrecht as director of strategic marketing. Vollbrecht— seasoned communication and marketing professional with a passion for food and agriculture—joined the nonprofits’... more »

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