Battling Oblique Banded Leaf Roller in cherry productionThe cherry industry is big business in Michigan. However, one pest threatening the fruit is the Oblique Banded Leaf Roller. Research projects at MSU AgBioResearch's Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center are working to address the issue.
Growing compact sour cherries for high-density systemsIn an effort to increase production in trees in years four and five, Michigan State University AgBioResearch horticulturist Ron Perry is growing new smaller varieties and harvesting them with a blueberry harvester.
Northwest Michigan Hort Research Center: An overviewThe 100-acre Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center, located in Traverse City, 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.
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