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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Penn State: New weapon in weed control arsenal

Zeus Prime XC is a new product from FMC Corp. with a new active ingredient that has not been used in tree fruit before. Currently it has a supplementa... more »

What to do about SWD-infested fruit?

The SWD monitoring network Counties are all positive for SWD as of last week, Aug. 28. A lot of SWD are being caught in traps in research sites now wi... more »

Silver leaf of tree fruits

Silver leaf is present in most temperate zone production areas. While it can cause severe and destructive symptoms in some areas of the world, this is... more »

USDA broadens crop insurance options for fruit producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Sup... more »

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for July 28

This is the seventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. Traps in the network ar... more »

Industry veteran rides the waves

Gary Pullano, associate editor for Fruit Growers News, is blogging this week from the International Fruit Tree Association's Regional Summer Tour in W... more »

Disease Update: Rots wreaking havoc on stone fruit

The extremely wet weather over the last month has triggered rot issues in both sweet and tart cherries. As a result of the volume of fungal spores fly... more »

Blueberry fruit rot severe this year

Anthracnose (also called ripe rot) in blueberry, has been quite severe this year, especially in highly susceptible varieties such as Bluecrop, Bluetta... more »

MSU: Spotted wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug report

This is the fourth weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. A total of six females a... more »

Penn State: Insect fruit pests update for July

By now at least one generation of codling moth, oriental fruit moth, tufted apple bud moth and or obliquebanded leafroller should be completed and if ... more »


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