Peaches

Modes of action, product solubility key in fall weed control

“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.

A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.

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New facilities drive Titan Farms upgrade

“We made a $9 million investment in 2015 and a little bit more in 2016.”

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High-density peach hedging can boost efficiency, save in labor costs

New technologies could enable stone fruit growers to better fight disease, provide the potential to dwarf rootstock and even to mechanize many orchard... more »

$177.4 million in commodity purchases planned by USDA

Up to $177.4 million in purchases for nutrition assistance programs using a new streamlined process was introduced May 24 by U.S. Department of Agric... more »

Cool springs set well with fruit tree growers

Stable springs without hard frosts are sitting well for fruit tree growers around the country. In Washington state, growers are set up for a good g... more »

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early ... more »

Researchers travel Down Under to collect raspberry and peach seeds

University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently spent a busy two weeks in Australia collecting seeds from wild raspberries... more »

Penn State bilingual workshop covers fruit trees pruning, GAP

[caption id="attachment_17293" align="alignright" width="225"] There were no empty chairs at the indoor portion of the workshop. Photo: Lee Stivers, P... more »

Georgia fruit commissions accept nominations for board members

The Georgia commissions for blueberry, peaches and pecan growers have board positions open and are accepting nominations to fill the positions. T... more »

Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting

In terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many. T... more »

Marketing, weather, rootstock improve for Georgia peach growers

Georgia growers are planting peach trees — a sign that the industry is headed toward better times. The last two years have been difficult, with w... more »

Fostering wild bees for orchard pollination

Be nice to wild bees: They live near your farm and go to work without being asked. Native pollinators are a force for good in Michigan orchards, an... more »


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