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 June 30, 2020
Hot and dry weather are in the forecast, which is helpful for disease control but growers will have to supplement water supply with irrigation.
Published on February 3, 2020
Two stalwarts of Michigan agriculture, Phil Korson and Jim Byrum, have retired at the end of 2019.
Published on May 23, 2019
The public is invited to learn about the research work of Michigan State University around the state during the upcoming 2019 MSU AgBioResearch field days.
Published on February 22, 2019
Three regional meetings will share how to support and build on local efforts to improve pollinator health based on MSU research and findings.
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.