Peaches

Michigan peach group gets grant to help boost state’s selections

Michigan Peach Sponsors has received a $55,940 Michigan Department of Agriculture Rural Development Specialty Crop Block Grant. According to a news release, the grant will accelerate the evaluation and release of Michigan State University  peach... more »

Plum pox eradication among APHIS’ top 2019 wins

The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is counting the eradication of plum pox disease as one of its top accomplishments for 2019. “But our work benefits more than just our farmers and... more »

Focusing on tart cherries and peaches at EXPO

Tart cherry and peach growers each have a dedicated session on Wednesday morning of the Great Lakes Fruit,Vegetable & Farm Market EXPO to be held Dec. 10-12 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Researchers will present information... more »

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 »


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