Peaches

Fresh peaches and cherries: World markets and trade reported by USDA

According to a report from USDA's Foreign Agriculture  Service, world peach and nectarine production is forecast down 1.1 million metric tons to 21.0 million as adverse weather conditions impact output in top producers China and... more »

Detect and avoid nematode problems in your fruit planting

Plant-parasitic nematodes are microscopic round worms that live in the soil and feed on plant roots or foliage. Nematode feeding can cause a reduction in root volume and mass but above-ground symptoms such as stunting,... more »

Colorado ag industry challenged by multiple woes

Specialty crop growers are all too familiar with the vagaries presented by damaging weather impacts, pest and disease intrusions, market fluctuations, labor shortages and any number of obstacles that come their way in pursuing a... more »

California registers biopesticide for codling moth, oriental fruit moth larvae

BioTEPP Inc., a Canadian biotech company, recently received registration from the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) for its Virosoft CP4, a biopesticide used to control codling moth (cydia pomonella) and oriental fruit moth (grapholita molesta).... more »

Advanced peach selections being tested for Alabama growers

Clemson University’s peach breeding program developed new improved peach and nectarine selections that can considerably contribute to sustainability. Advanced selections SC-1 and SC-2 possess a number of valuable traits including early ripening and bacterial spot... more »

Michigan State University to host online peach field day

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will host a virtual field day highlighting peach research Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event will feature video highlights of 2020 stone fruit research trials and presentations from MSU researchers and Extension... more »

Peach Virtual Field Day in Michigan scheduled for Sept. 2

Michigan State University Extension and MSU AgBioResearch will host a virtual field day highlighting peach research on Sept. 2 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event will feature video highlights of 2020 stone fruit research trials and presentations from MSU researchers and... more »

Efforts under way to improve the world’s ‘best’ peach

Colorado-grown Palisade peaches are ranked first in the country when it comes to value of the product per-pound, making them the most expensive peaches in the world. Challenges in evolving the peach crop Colorado State... more »


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