Peaches

RosBREED prioritizes disease resistance

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

The orchard of the future: Higher tree densities, more automation

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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Nearly 80 percent of Georgia peach crop wiped out

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 »

Consider a June planting of sorghum sudangrass following orchard removal

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 »

Manage oriental fruit moths using mating disruption

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 »

Alabama fruit crop braves cold temperatures

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking in... more »

Southern crops impacted by deep freeze

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 researchers working to breed better peaches

Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic seeks to do the unimaginable: improve the taste, aroma and nutritional value of the beloved peach. Gasi... more »

Freezing temperatures threaten Alabama strawberry, peach crops

The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both frui... more »

New Jersey to allow growers to protect flowering crops from deep freeze

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 »

California winegrape supporter dies

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 »

Clemson Extension adds two new fruit crop specialists

South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina are combining forces to help fruit growers produce more profitable crops. Clemson Extension announced th... more »


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