This 100-acre center sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan.

Established 1979

This 100-acre center sits in the five-county northwestern region that produces almost half of the U.S. supply of tart cherries and is responsible for 83 percent of sweet cherry production in Michigan. Founded through the efforts of the northwestern Michigan area fruit industry, the center is the premier research site for integrated pest management, horticultural production and handling, value-added processing, marketing and farm financial management practices for sweet and tart cherries, wine grapes, apples, plums and hops. In addition to creating and expanding knowledge through leading-edge research on cherries and other fruits, the center disseminates state-of-the-art information to the Michigan fruit industry and the public.

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MSU AgBioResearch scientist talks with field day guests.

MSU AgBioResearch announces field day schedule for summer 2017

Published on May 18, 2017

Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.

Nikki Rothwell and her husband, Dan Young

Researcher Q&A: Nikki Rothwell

Published on November 7, 2016

Learn about Nikki Rothwell, the center coordinator of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.

Researchers study spotted wing drosophila in the lab

Spotted wing drosophila proves formidable fruit foe

Published on November 7, 2016

Learn what MSU researchers are doing about a tiny invasive fly called spotted wing drosophila that's causing major problems for the fruit industry.

Michigan cherries

Ginger Zee of ABC News visited Traverse City to talk cherries, hops with MSU researchers

Published on August 23, 2016

For ABC News' Food Forecast, Ginger Zee visited Traverse City to talk cherries and hops with growers and MSU researchers.

A researcher gives a field day presentation.

Save the dates for MSU field days featuring research updates

Published on May 26, 2016

Members of the Michigan agriculture industry and others are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities.

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