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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Mid-Atlantic a great place to grow organic apples, peaches

Organic fruit growing in the mid-Atlantic region can be successful and profitable with careful study and planning.There are natural features in the mi... more »

Pruning, thinning advice for Pennsylvania peach growers

Prior to pruning peach trees this season, check for bud mortality from subzero winter temperatures.We evaluated bud mortality of six varieties of peac... more »

IFTA hands out annual awards

The International Fruit Tree Association (IFTA) recently convened in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for its 58th Annual Conference and Tours. During the confer... more »

Industry reacts to ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

The Environmental Working Group released Feb. 25 its list of what it identifies as the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and vegetables, according to... more »

Michigan Spring Peach Update scheduled for March 10

The 2015 Michigan Spring Peach Update will be held Tuesday, March 10, at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center near Benton Harbor, Mich... more »

RosBREED renewed for another five years

A national team of scientists working on genomics, genetics and breeding of rosaceous crops has been awarded funds for the first year of a $10 million... more »

Titan Farms names vice president of sales, marketing

Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables based in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, has hired Daryl Johnston as its new vice pr... more »

Research a priority for hort president

Research drives survival and growth in the agriculture industry, and a Michigan group remains focused on providing support for those efforts in a chal... more »

Vacuum harvester redesigned to be self-propelled

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for some time has undergone enough tweaks that its designers are nearly ready to bring the mac... more »

Search engine identifies tree fruit pests

A new search engine tool for identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit is now online. The search can be accessed in it... more »


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