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 September 6, 2023
Apple maturity is moving along quickly across northwest Michigan, and early variety apple harvest is underway, including Premier Honeycrisp, Zestar, Ginger Gold and SweeTango.
Published on July 10, 2023
MSU alumnus Dan Bacheler has been tabbed as farm manager at the Traverse City-based research station.
Published on June 7, 2023
The Michigan agriculture leader begins his new role July 1.
Published on April 24, 2023
The invasive fruit fly spotted wing drosophila damages soft-fleshed fruits such as berries and cherries.
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.