The focus of RosBREED 2, a program to produce better-tasting fruit that resists storage problems and other challenges, is disease resistance.
A $10-million, five-year grant from USDA is driving the... more
If asked what commercial fruit orchards might look like in the future – even up to a century from now – those who’ve studied orchards closely will give yo... more
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Alabama's peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, rec... more »
Reports indicate Georgia growers have lost 80 percent of this year's crop.
According to statements by the state's Agriculture Commissioner Gary Bla... 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 »
Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), is a major pest of peach and other stone fruits in Michigan and can also be problematic... more »
Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers.
With portions of North Alabama sinking in... more »
A deep freeze in the Southeast has done considerable damage to crops in Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches... more »
Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic seeks to do the unimaginable: improve the taste, aroma and nutritional value of the beloved peach.
Gasi... more »
The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode.
Producers of both frui... more »
With the state expected to plunge into a deep freeze for the next several days, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Depart... more »
Duane M. Jungeblut, 89, of Lodi, passed away on Feb. 15, 2017. He was born in Lodi, on July 21, 1927, to Calvin and Angelina Jungeblut.
Jungeblut w... more »