Peaches

RosBREED bringing fruit breeders together

It’s an exciting time to be a fruit breeder.That much was evident March 8, when breeders of rosaceous crops – including apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries – got together in Lansing, Mich., to share data... more »

Researchers testing disruption devices

Since the first commercial pheromone devices for disrupting moths became available in the early 1990s, thousands of U.S. apple growers have been using these devices. In Washington state, between 80-85 percent of apple growers use... more »

Plantings are closer, denser than they were 50 years ago

Three Extension educators shared their thoughts on the ways tree fruit growing systems have changed in the last 50 years. Jerry Frecon, Rutgers University: In the 44 years I have been working with commercial orchards,... more »

Pennsylvania apple growers take on stink bugs

The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board announced that it is taking an aggressive stand against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) by funding a critical early field research program. The Board approved $50,000 to fund a... more »

Early spring could hurt region crops

Fruit growers are watching the weather warily, as unseasonably warm February temperatures could coax peach trees and blueberry bushes into early blossom - and a late-winter freeze could jeopardize this year's crop. The Augusta ChronicleRead... more »

Grower tests fruit as a viable cash crop

Peach trees will soon be growing in the fields surrounding one Crescent City vineyard. Palatka Daily NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Michigan confirms stink bug

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed the presence of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål), in Michigan. The identity of two specimens – one from Berrien County and the other from Eaton... more »

Texas Fruit and Grape Seminar to include blackberries

The Comanche County fruit and grape seminar will be held in DeLeon,Tx., Feb. 8, and will offer information on blackberries and a demonstration on peach pruning, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel."Now is the... more »


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