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.
Published on May 27, 2022
From June to September, MSU AgBioResearch and MSU Extension researchers and outreach specialists will be presenting at field days across the state, covering topics from hops and wheat to dairy and regenerative agriculture.
Published on September 9, 2021
MSU, Tree Fruit Commission, MDARD partner to support fruit industry
Published on September 7, 2021
We'll talk about how to maintain a green canopy up to the end of the growing season and how to deal with late-season diseases and reduce disease pressure in the next growing season.
Published on July 26, 2021
We'll talk about how to use cutting-edge technology to decrease bird damage and do disease scouting (spore trapping technology).
Published on April 13, 2021
After an unusually warm week, temperatures are cooling down, which will slow crop development.