Peaches

Study: Horticultural oil best applied after peach trees have been pruned

Using horticultural oil sprays as an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy to control San Jose scale in peach trees can be an effective alternative to chemical applications, and University of Georgia researchers have found that... more »

New Jersey stone fruit season outlook ‘peachy’

A glowing crop projection for the 2019 peach marketing season came from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council (PPC) during a recent Demarest Farms annual ‘cookout bash for food retailers, distributors and other purveyors of... more »

UFO peach system finds favor at Windy Ridge

When Gregory Lang conducts tree fruit research in search of orchard technologies that are optimized, efficient production systems, he does so knowing the fruit-growing community may or may not embrace his findings. The Michigan State... more »

Colorado peach growers tout elevation-enhanced sunlight

Talbott’s Mountain Gold Farm is located in Palisade, Colorado, which is west of Denver and just slightly east of Grand Junction. The operation’s packing/processing facilities and retail market are located on Palisade’s fruit and wine... more »

Sun World International sells vineyards to focus on fruit breeding, licensing

Grapes grower Sun World International (Sun World) will sell its leased and owned California farming property to an investor group, to focus on breeding and licensing of stone fruit and table grapes varieties. The investor... more »

Wawona begins promotable stone fruit volumes

Cutler, California-based Wawona Packing Co., a grower and shipper of organic and conventional tree fruit, today has started its 2019 stone fruit season. Beginning with proprietary varieties of organic and conventional peaches and nectarines, the... more »

New Jersey develops new peach varieties; hitting market soon

Peaches have a long history in New Jersey, dating from the 1600s. “Today’s peach growers have the experience to grow great peaches. and get them to market in peak condition,” said Hemant Gohil, agricultural agent for fruit... more »

Apple scab infection forecasted for Pennsylvania growers

According to Penn State University, conditions are favorable for apple scab, rust and brown rot infections on April 19-20, in Pennsylvania. Fungicide applications are encouraged to keep green tissue and stone fruit blossoms protected. Begin... more »


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