Peaches

UGA’s Dario Chavez spotlighted in Fruit Growers News 40 Under 40 class

University of Georgia researcher Dario Chavez has been named to the Fruit and Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2020 by Fruit Growers News. The prestigious honor places Chavez within a small group of young... more »

New Jersey peaches ready after good growing season

With ideal growing conditions this year, New Jersey peaches should be at their finest this season. “Come July, you should be seeing our locally grown yellow and white peaches, and nectarines in supermarkets, farmers markets... more »

Australian-bred plum varieties set for global commercialization

The Associated International Group of Nurseries (AIGN) has selected three Australian-bred plum varieties to be shared with its membership for global commercialization and promotion, according to a news release from the group. “These varieties will... more »

International Tree Fruit Association cancels Italy tour

The International Fruit Tree Association has canceled its Italy International Tour that was scheduled for Nov. 13-22, 2020. According to an announcement from Onward Travel, which manages the tour for the International Tree Fruit Association (IFTA),... more »

Spotted lanternfly could be the next invasive species to threaten Michigan ag

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is asking the public to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect with the potential to seriously affect Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources. According... more »

Seasonal tree fruit updates at the revised Penn IPM hotline

Penn State Extension has announced a major revision to its 1-800 PENN IPM hotline to better serve the horticultural and agricultural community. Callers may now select from a greater number of integrated pest management and... more »

Peach quality, prices good for Texas producers

Peach producers in the Hill Country, Texas, are reporting good quality and good demand despite an odd winter and remaining COVID-19 restrictions, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Jim Kamas, AgriLife Extension fruit... more »

Bonnie Lundblad elected chair of New Jersey Peach Promotion Council

Bonnie Lundblad was recently elected chair of the 70-year-old New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, replacing Santo John Maccherone long time chair who stepped back and was elected vice chairmen.   “I am excited to see Ms.... more »


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