Peaches

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

Importation of peach live dormant stem cuttings from Spain viewed

The government of Spain has requested USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to authorize the importation of peach (Prunus persica) live dormant stem cuttings for planting from Spain into the continental United States. USDA's... more »

Disease resistant, size-controlling ‘MP-29’ rootstock for Alabama peaches viewed

A damaging soilborne fungus called Armillaria root rot and the peach tree short life disease complex are  currently the leading causes of peach tree mortality in Alabama. These diseases result in annual losses for the... more »

Catoctin Mountain Orchard perfects innovation, marketing

The story of Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, Maryland, is marked by hard work and determination since its foundation. Robert (Bob) Black is 70 years old, and has seen all of the farm’s growth since... more »

Brake On! residual herbicide for permanent crops offered to growers

Brake On! pre-emergence residual herbicide for permanent crops features a unique mode-of-action offering growers an alternative solution considering anticipated herbicide shortages this spring. “We all are hearing reports of impending shortages of various herbicide products,”... more »

Effects of summer heat event on PNW tree fruit session topic

The Okanagan Horticultural Advisor's Group and British Columbia (BC) Fruit Growers' Association are sponsoring an upcoming seminar and discussion series  "Feeling the Heat: Effects of the Summer Heat Event on Tree Fruit in the Pacific... more »

Michigan Spring Peach Meeting in hybrid format is March 8

The 2022 Michigan Spring Peach Meeting is a popular annual meeting in Michigan and the region to learn about this crop. This will be one full-day program with both in person and on-line virtual options... more »

McLean family perseveres through growing challenges

Greening disease in citrus, imports of foreign fruit and ballooning real estate prices are leading many Central Florida growers to sell acreage, scale back, or try something different. Challenges mount for Florida fruit growers. And... more »

Current Issue

May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

Texas vineyard succeeds in hostile growing climate

Farm Market column: Project shows markets are essential businesses

Ag Labor Review column: Heat is on to keep protecting workers on the farm

Notes From the Farm column: Apparel upgrades, reader questions keep one busy

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