Tenerelli Orchards exits wholesale, focuses on farmers markets, u-pick

Leaving the wholesale end of the business for direct-to-consumer sales via farmers markets proved a successful move for a Southern California tree fruit grower.  In the high desert an hour northeast of Los Angeles, Tenerelli... more »

NJSHS conducts summer orchard tour, educational programs in Morris County

The New Jersey State Horticultural Society (NJSHS) is sponsoring the 2024 Summer Orchard Tour and Educational Program from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. June 27 at Wightman Farms, located at 111 Mt. Kimbal Ave., located... more »

Cherry packhouses use deep learning technology

Prima Frutta Packing is a family-owned business based in Linden, California. It packs cherries using the latest packaging technologies to ship across the U.S. and internationally. The company was founded in 1991 by Tim Sambado... more »

Wisconsin Cherry Board election underway

Wisconsin tart cherry growers have until June 15, 2024 to submit votes to elect two new members to the five-member Wisconsin Cherry Board. No nominations were received by the original March 29, 2024 nomination period... more »

AI deep learning tech aids cherry packinghouses efficiencies

Cherry packers in California, the U.S., and New Zealand implemented TOMRA’s AI-powered trademarked LUCAi technology with its InVision2 grading platform during the past two seasons with excellent results. Prima Frutta Packing, Dunstan Hills and Panmure Orchards... more »

Michigan tree fruit research program reapproved

With a 63% approval, Michigan’s apple, cherry, peach and plum producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development Program. Established in 2014, the Michigan Tree Fruit Research and Development... more »

Wisconsin Cherry Board opens nominations for members

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is accepting nominations for two seats on the Wisconsin Cherry Board. DATCP is mailing nomination forms to eligible growers. Growers must sign, notarize and postmark... more »

Oregon disaster declaration aids cherry growers

The USDA is offering cherry growers in nine Oregon counties access to disaster aid programs after weather caused 2023 crop year losses. Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek announced the disaster designation. She petitioned the USDA for... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board seeking public nominees

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) is seeking nominees for its public member and public alternate on the board. The positions are for three-year terms beginning July 1. Public nominations will be accepted through March... more »

Cherry Industry Administrative Board seeks nominees

The Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) is seeking nominations for four open board member positions and their respective alternates. These seats on the CIAB are up for election this winter for three-year terms beginning July... more »

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