Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center (Est. 1979)
This 100-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 wine grapes, apples, plums, sweet and tart cherries, 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.
For more information, contact:
Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Center
6686 S. Center Highway
Traverse City, MI 49684
Tart Cherry Economics Spreadsheet (RAMP II) by Barb Dartt as presented at the 2012 NW MI Orchard & Vineyard Show (Excel download)