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 fruit research center to host open house, public forum

Published on August 14, 2013

The MSU Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NWMHRC) will host its annual open house Aug. 22 beginning at 1 p.m.

An Enviro-weather station in Coldwater is one of more than 70 in Michigan designed to assist growers.

Enviro-weather shows promise for growers of all kinds

Published on June 11, 2013

A 2011 survey of 1,000 fruit growers indicates that Enviro-weather helped to save at least $1.7 million in grower costs. Growers surveyed also indicated an estimated 7 million pounds in increased crop yield.

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