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 January 25, 2019
Explore ways to improve vineyard management, gain in-depth training in pest and disease control, understand grapevine physiology and discuss climate changes.
Published on July 26, 2018
Join us in Traverse City for wagon tours, wine grape and tree fruit sessions, equipment demonstrations and dinner.
Published on May 8, 2018
Members of Michigan’s agriculture industry and local residents are invited to attend the upcoming research field days at Michigan State University’s outlying research facilities throughout the state this summer.
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.
Published on November 7, 2016
Learn about Nikki Rothwell, the center coordinator of the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center.