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.
Controlling fire blight without antibiotics in organic apples goal of new USDA project
Published on December 20, 2013
A team of Michigan State University (MSU) researchers has begun investigating organic methods for controlling fire blight, a devastating apple and pear tree disease.
Apples - from bust to boon
Published on September 30, 2013
MSU researchers are helping Michigan apple growers maximize and improve storage techniques to make the most of this year's record harvest.
MSU fruit research center to host open house, public forum
Published on August 14, 2013
The MSU Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (NWMHRC) will host its annual open house Aug. 22 beginning at 1 p.m.
Enviro-weather shows promise for growers of all kinds
Published on June 11, 2013
A 2011 survey of 1,000 fruit growers indicates that Enviro-weather helped to save at least $1.7 million in grower costs. Growers surveyed also indicated an estimated 7 million pounds in increased crop yield.