What are the effects of auto-vented covers on microclimate and fruit quality?

Covers

24 Aug 2023

The study conducted by researchers at the University of Tasmania (Australia) aimed to examine the effects of these modern cover systems on the microclimate, water uptake and quality of fruit produced in covered sweet cherry orchard.

Chilean leadership in the export market: from 2022 cherries are the main produce of the Chilean offer

Markets

23 Aug 2023

ProChile released its "Export Leadership Chile 2022" report, . This report delves into the performance exports and where it has maintained its leadership. In 2022, Chile exported goods worth $43.47 billion, a notable 14.9% increase compared to the previous year.

Michigan growers used for the first time a customized blueberry harvester for tart cherry harvest season

Tech management

22 Aug 2023

Oxley Farms, helmed by Ed, Chris, and Rick Oxley, operates a 250-acre tart cherry orchard in Lawton, Michigan. They embarked on the creation of a unique machine, drawing inspiration from harvesters used in grape, blueberry, cherry, and coffee production.

A strange season for Californian cherries but excellent results are expected

Press review

21 Aug 2023

The cherry picking season continues in the high altitude areas with the later varieties, but the early harvest looks good. The update provided a glimpse of the Californian harvest, which came in strong and put many cherries on the market.

Cherries rank in the top 5 in US retail sales in July 2023 with +25% volume growth

Markets

21 Aug 2023

Cherries ranked in the top five in U.S. sales in July 2023 with US$261 million in sales, representing an average monthly expenditure of US$1.99 per household. Cherries ranked first in June for absolute growth in value sales.

Maurizio Vezzali farm: the look of tradition towards the future

Production

18 Aug 2023

Maurizio Vezzali farm is a farm located in the province of Modena (Italy) that manages over 40 hectares, of which 25 hectares are entirely dedicated to the production of cherries. The owner of the company, Maurizio, spoke for Cherry Times.

Michigan cherry growers remove trees after hard weather and difficult market conditions

Press review

18 Aug 2023

Growing difficulties have forced growers to eliminate hectares of cherry orchards. This decision was mediated by climate concerns and competition from imports, which decreased - and in some cases eliminated - the profits of cherry growers.

Meeting on biosolutions at Macfrut 2024 for quality cherries

Events

18 Aug 2023

The International Congress entitled "WHICH BIOSOLUTIONS FOR QUALITY CHERRIES?" will provide answers to some of the most prominent issues in modern cherry growing on Thursday, 9 May as part of Macfrut 2024, Rimini - Italy.

U.S. cherry prices in China rise thanks to sea shipments after a slow start of the season

Press review

17 Aug 2023

Imported U.S. cherries always occupy a prominent position on the shelves of Chinese supermarkets during the summer. However, the beginning of the 2023 season has seen markedly lower prices than in previous years.

German study reveals how to increase fruit set through synergy between mason bees and honeybees

Tech management

17 Aug 2023

This study examined the relationship between stocking rates and honeybee and mason bee abundance in 17 sweet cherry orchards in central Germany. Also, an experiment was conducted to investigate the influence of mason bees and honeybees on fruit set of sweet cherry trees.