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 »

Shoreline Fruit secures new investment in CherryFlex

Traverse City, Michigan-based Shoreline Fruit, a grower, processor and marketer of tart cherries and other fruit-based products, has made a new investment in CherryFlex Inc., a developer of whole fruit processing technologies for use in... more »

Chile picked for inaugural Global Cherry Summit

After years of exponential growth buoyed by aggressive planting, improved post-harvest practices and Chinese demand, the Chilean cherry industry is set for shipments upwards of 150,000 metric tons (MT) in 2017-18. This makes Chile by... more »

Jet Harvest Solutions hires Pacific Northwest sales rep

Florida-based ag products company Jet Harvest Solutions has expanded its sales team with the hiring of Matthew Ohl in the Pacific Northwest. Ohl will operate out... more »

Fertilization boosts sweet cherry health

Bacterial canker, San Jose Scale, poor plant nutrition and some exceptionally hard winters are all part of sweet cherry orchard decline, and foliar applications of nitrogen fertilizer in September continue to be a solid tool... more »

Washington State Tree Fruit Association plans annual meeting, expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 113th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Three Rivers Convention Center Dec. 4-6 in Yakima, Washington. The three-day event serves as a forum... more »

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