Peaches

Georgia Farm Bureau funds plant pathologist to study blueberry disease

A plant pathologist at the University of Georgia Tifton campus is using a grant from the Georgia Farm Bureau to study a bacterial disease that is harming the state’s blueberry crops. Jonathan Oliver, an assistant... more »

USDA declares United States free from plum pox virus

At an Oct. 17 ceremony, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach declared the United States free of plum pox virus. Ibach signed a proclamation marking this historic announcement. “Today, our 20-year... more »

Arrigoni develops Protecta Ultra screen for stone fruit operations

 Cultivation of cherries, kiwifruit, berry fruits or other stone fruits is one of the most complex, considering their sensitivity not only to insect pest and bird attack but also to cracking and fruit rot in... more »

Ontario fruit growers get $475,000 for research

Canadian officials recently promised an investment of up to $476,908 for the Ontario Tender Fruit Growers and Fresh Grape Growers to improve fruit quality and availability of tender fruit and fresh grape varieties for consumers.... more »

Be sure to properly manage tree fruit rots in the 2019 season

Depending on your location, significant rainfall has occurred recently in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, these rainy, humid conditions are quite favorable for rot, both in establishment and spread. Vigilance is needed in the orchard, especially if brown... more »

Sun World International names CEO; expands fruit breeding, licensing

David Marguleas has been named CEO of Sun World International LLC (Sun World), board chair Lloys Frates announced today.  Marguleas most recently served as Sun World’s executive vice president and managed the firm's breeding, technology... more »

NASS forecasts 2019 Northwest fruit production

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Aug. 12 released estimates for fruit production in the Pacific Northwest for the current season. NASS’ Olympia office detailed forecasts for Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Fruit... more »

Georgia’s peach crop in good shape after two down years

Georgia peach farmers are feeling “peachy” about the outlook for this season’s crop, which is expected to more than double last year’s volume, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural... more »


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