Cherries

California cherries to miss Memorial Day promo push

As the first one out of the gate, cherries typically kick off the stone-fruit season with peak volumes heading into the Memorial Day holiday. But longer periods of cool weather this spring have slowed development... more »

Balchem organic registrations to aid tree fruit, grapes, berries

Balchem Plant Nutrition has received registration for two organic foliar products that can aid growers of organic fruit and vegetables. The new product combinations provide convenient and safe solutions for organic fruit and vegetable growers,... more »

USDA-ARS research entomologist honored for insect studies

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

Technology revolutionizes cherry, small fruit grading, packing

Technology upgrades have swept through West Coast fruit packinghouses, with everything from stone fruit, apples and citrus processed on more sophisticated equipment than a generation ago. That includes cherries, which present several special handling needs:... more »

Domex Superfresh promotes Conner O’Malley to president

Domex Superfresh Growers has promoted Conner O'Malley to president. In his new role, O’Malley will lead sales, operations, marketing, production management and grower relations. O’Malley succeeds predecessor Tim Lane, who plans to retire later this... more »

Registration opens for IFTA Canadian summer tour

International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) is inviting industry professionals to register for its summer tour. Scheduled for July 23-25, the IFTA 2023 Summer Study Tour plans to visit Nova Scotia. Tour participants are scheduled to... more »

Orchard covers, netting solutions have varied impact

Editor’s note: This article is an expanded version of the article that appeared in print. Orchard protective covers and netting used in fruit production can reduce hail damage and provide sunburn protection, along with other... more »

Serve and protect: Riveridge cherry protection boosts crop

Editor's note: This article is an expanded version of the article that appeared in print. Commercial sweet cherry production is particularly challenging in the Midwest and Northeast regions of the U.S., including in Michigan where... more »

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