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The USDA August Crop Production Forecast for 2017 declares New Jersey’s peach production will rise to second in the U.S. The forecast, which is base... more »
Management considerations are discussed for mitigating pome and stone fruit rots. Hail damaged fruit destined for juicing still need protectio... more »
The International Fruit Tree Association held its 2017 Michigan Study Tour July 17-19. Based in the Grand Rapids area, the tour visited the Belding an... more »
When Clemson University fruit specialist Juan Carlos Melgar suggested putting a paper bag over a peach to detract insects and diseases during producti... more »
Growers in west central Michigan diligently applied mating disruption to most peach orchards in response to heavy oriental fruit moth damage to the cr... more »
Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »
Introduction Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), is a major pest of peach and other stone fruits in Michigan and can also be problematic... more »