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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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 »

EverCrisp on its way

It was early November 2008, shortly after apple harvest ended, when David Doud first realized he might have a special apple on his hands. The owner of... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission, MSU forge agreement

Maintaining infrastructure needs at the state’s agricultural research stations will be a top funding priority for the newly established Michigan... more »

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s u... more »

Wawona Packing issues voluntary stone fruit recall

California-based Wawona Packing has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of whole lots of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines,... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate set for June 25

The 59th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate is scheduled for June 25 at the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The Guesstimate wil... more »

United Fresh 2014 New Product Award finalists announced

United Fresh announced a record 40 fresh fruit and vegetable innovations as finalists for the United Fresh Produce Association’s 2014 New Produc... more »

Rutgers breeding program puts science first

The process leading to the release of breakthrough cranberry varieties at Rutgers University represents a nearly 30-year evolution. Driving the progra... more »


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