Peaches

New Jersey ag secretary makes Jersey Fresh peach visit

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Aug. 1 highlighted National Peach Month with a visit to Circle M Farms in Mannington in Salem County. Fisher, along with state and local officials, toured... more »

New Jersey Peach growers sponsor ‘Peach Party’ days

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is in its seventh year sponsoring “Peach Party” days focusing on Jersey peaches at farmers markets, farms, restaurants and supermarkets. Often combined with amateur pie-baking competitions, these days have... more »

USDA drops grade standards for peaches, nectarines, apricots

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 16 rolled out a final rule that removes voluntary U.S. grade standards for fresh peaches, nectarines and apricots from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). AMS removed from... more »

Georgia farmer of the year grows peaches

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named peach grower Robert Lee Dickey III its 2019 Georgia farmer of the year. Robert earned his degree in 1977... more »

USDA to buy frozen peach products

USDA recently announced plans to purchase frozen peach products for distribution to various food nutrition assistance programs. Purchases will be made under the authority of Section 32 of the Act of August 24, 1935, with... more »

Correct summer pruning techniques for peach trees stressed

Tree response can vary when these aspects of pruning are varied. When peach trees are summer pruned properly, one can expect economic benefits, but economic losses result from summer pruning incorrectly. During the 1980s and... more »

Stone fruit IPM guide for beginners available online

Stone Fruit IPM for Beginners educates new growers by laying the foundation for integrated pest management (IPM) of stone fruit pests and diseases. This guide provides examples of IPM practices used in commercial stone fruit production... more »

Southwestern Michigan peaches, other crops crimped by polar vortex

The peach crop in southwestern Michigan was nearly wiped out by the polar vortex that sent temperatures plummeting to minus 20 degrees for a couple of nights at the end of January and appears to... more »


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