Fruits

Door County fruit research station could close

To help save money, UW-Madison leaders are looking at closing a fruit research center in Door County."Those of us that are directly benefiting from the experiment station in Door County need to stand up and... more »

Farm a model of diversified fruit production

Brenton Roy’s family has been farming in Washington state’s Yakima Valley for four generations. At 37, Roy is continuing the tradition as the owner of Oasis Farms in Prosser, Wash. When Roy’s family first started... more »

Washington winery expands family enterprise

Once a week, Greg Fries makes the drive from a winery in Dundee, Ore., to a winery in Prosser, Wash. The drive takes about four hours. He stays for a night or two. Greg, 39,... more »

Marketing orders, agreements perform different functions

Federal marketing orders and agreements were first authorized in the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. The chief role of such programs is to “help provide stable markets for dairy products, fruits, vegetables and specialty... more »

Website knows everything about peaches

Desmond Layne, an Extension fruit specialist with Clemson University in South Carolina, wanted to create a one-stop-shop for peach lovers, a website that commercial growers, backyard gardeners and consumers could visit to learn everything they... more »

Keep an eye on angular leaf spot in strawberries

Angular leaf spot (also called bacterial blight) is the only reported strawberry disease caused by a bacterium, namely Xanthomonas fragariae. Economic damage is mainly due to blackening of berry stem caps that mars the appearance... more »

Beware of clear wing moths in peaches

In New York state, there are two species of sesiid moths that attack peaches — the peachtree borer (PTB), , and the lesser peachtree borer (LPTB). The adult borers are striking clear-winged moths with yellow... more »

Fungicide resistance management for cherry leaf spot

Fungicide management programs for cherry leaf spot must be initiated around petal fall when leaves are unfolding. What we are hoping to accomplish with leaf spot sprays is preventing or actually delaying initial infection events.... more »


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