This 137-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.
Michigan State University researchers lead $5.2 million grant to investigate management strategies for fire blight
Published on September 3, 2020
George Sundin and Nikki Rothwell will lead a USDA-funded project examining fire blight, a disease that can kill apple and pear trees.
Published on September 2, 2020
The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center is excited to offer a virtual tour in lieu of their annual open house.
Published on August 12, 2020
A virtual tour of research updates at the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center.
Published on August 11, 2020
Most tart cherry harvest is wrapped up across the region except for a small pocket of growers finishing in the far north. Apples are noticeably starting to color on many varieties.
Published on August 4, 2020
Cherry harvest is nearly complete and apples are sizing nicely.