Cherries

WSU offers North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days

Washington State University (WSU) has released information on its North Central Washington Tree Fruit Days, which will be Jan. 16-18 in Wenatchee and on Feb. 7 in Omak. The WSU Tree Fruit Extension programs in... more »

FirstFruit Farms acquires Applewood Fresh Growers

FirstFruits Farms, Prescott, Washington, has acquired Michigan’s Applewood Orchards and Applewood Fresh Growers. This development marks a significant milestone in FirstFruits’ continuous pursuit of excellence and expansion, according to a news release. Working jointly, FirstFruits... more »

CMI cites rapid growth with leadership promotions

CMI Orchards, Wenatchee, Washington, is making leadership changes during what it calls an era of major growth. CMI President Bob Mast said the company has seen a "remarkable upswing" in the past decade, nearly doubling... more »

Bill Erwin, Greg Lang honored for Michigan fruit legacies

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS). Erwin and his wife, Linda,... more »

Sym-Agro names Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sym-Agro has hired Mark Gibbs as Pacific Northwest sales manager for western Oregon and Washington, focusing on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts. Gibbs will also focus on other West Coast markets and will assist... more »

House committee investigation into EPA’s Chlorpyrifos decision continues

In the wake of a federal appeals court decision that ruled the Environmental Protection Agency erred in banning the pesticide chlorpyrifos, House Committee on Oversight of Accountability Chairman James Comer continues to investigate the decision.... more »

USDA studies steam heat to target pests

Early in 2020, two colleagues in the Treatment and Inspection Methods Laboratory (TIML) of USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program began researching vacuum steam as an alternative for methyl bromide treatment for fresh fruits.... more »

Starr Ranch, CMI Orchards unite with apples, pears, cherries

Starr Ranch Growers/Oneonta Trading Co. — which includes Custom Apple, Diamond Fruit and Apple King — has an agreement to join forces with CMI Orchards, delivering more than eight million cartons to CMI’s manifest. This... more »

California’s Murray Family Farms endures challenges

Murray Family Farms, owned by Steve and Vickie Murray, has discovered that growing cherries, berries and other tree fruit in the southern San Joaquin Valley’s desert region is highly challenging. South of Bakersfield, the farm’s... more »

Michigan Pomesters recognize Sen. Stabenow’s service

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who has been serving Michigan as a state and U.S. legislator since the late 1970s, is the Michigan Pomesters' 2023 Fruit Person of the Year. Stabenow spoke at the group's 12th... more »

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