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 November 7, 2016
Learn what MSU researchers are doing about a tiny invasive fly called spotted wing drosophila that's causing major problems for the fruit industry.
Published on August 23, 2016
For ABC News' Food Forecast, Ginger Zee visited Traverse City to talk cherries and hops with growers and MSU researchers.
Published on May 26, 2016
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 July 7, 2015
MSU horticulture professor Jim Flore was honored as Cherry Industry Person of the Year for his instrumental role in helping cherry growers remain on the cutting edge while also encouraging sustainable growing practices.
Published on December 11, 2014
Seventeen Michigan State University researchers and Extension outreach and education specialists have received more than $600,000 in funding from the Michigan Alliance for Animal Agriculture.