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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Maxwell Norton, director of UCCE in Merced County, to retire after 36 years

Maxwell Norton, UC Cooperative Extension director and advisor in Merced and Mariposa counties, plans to retire on July 1. Norton, who specializes in t... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be held June 24

The 60th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA), will be held at 2:30 p.m. June 24 at the Am... more »

UGA expert: Georgia peach crop looks typical this season

The late-March cold spell caused some Georgia peach growers to lose a portion of their crop, but consumers should see a typical selection of fruit whe... more »

UGA working to avoid blueberry damage during harvest

Forget about Georgia peaches. It’s time to talk about Georgia blueberries, which are now the state’s No. 1 fruit crop.With a growing crop ... more »

Pennsylvania growers: Install pheromone dispensers this week

From the insect perspective, the weather pattern of the 2015 season looks very similar to weather observed during the 2014 season. The 2015 season bio... more »

Penn State: Tree fruit diseases to manage during May

May is the battleground month for disease management: growers need to be on alert for apple scab, fire blight, powdery mildew, rust, cherry leaf spot,... more »

Titan Farms to open new facility

Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables in the Southeast, confirmed today that the upgrade and expansion of their packing ... more »

Penn State: Spray for apple scab now

If not already completed, copper sprays are encouraged for fungal and bacterial disease control. Apple scab primary infection has kicked off this week... more »

MSU publishes Michigan regional fruit reports

Here are Michigan's regional fruit reports for April 7, courtesy of Michigan State University Extension.West MichiganWeather. A bit similar to 2014, s... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Climate change

Fruit Growers News recently asked its readers: How are you adapting to the changing climate? Some of the responses appeared on Page 47 of the April is... more »


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