Peaches

Arkansas peaches, muscadines hardest hit in 2021’s second historic freeze event

In the overnight hours of April 20, temperatures fell into the 20s across about half the state, triggering the second historic freeze event in 2021. While many horticulture producers were able to prepare by covering... more »

Prima Wawona announces major stone fruit expansion

Prima Wawona, a Fresno, California-based grower and marketer of conventional and organic peaches, nectarines, plums and apricots announced April 23 that it is expanding its acreage by another 2,600 acres devoted to growing stone fruit.... more »

Newly planted, established peach trees benefit from irrigation in UGA study

While peach orchards are a common sight throughout middle and south Georgia – helping the Peach State live up to its name – peach producers need more than just the title to ensure that both... more »

Kansas peach grower puts focus on high-density output

A trained engineer has a head start in any profession in which ingenuity and mechanical aptitude breeds success. Gabe Spurgeon, manager of South Baldwin Farms near Baldwin City, Kansas, is a prime example of how... more »

TerraFresh Organics adds organic Amber Crest peaches

Mill Valley, California-based Terra Fresh Organics, an organic fruit company known for supplying organic citrus, mangos, stone fruit and grapes to North America, announces the addition of Organic Amber Crest Peaches to its Earth Greens... more »

Colorado peach grower Harry Talbott dies at age 86

Harry Talbott, the 86-year-old patriarch of Talbott Farms, died March 14. A two-week-long cascade of health problems managed to bring down a giant in Colorado’s fruit industry, a larger-than-life character whose influence was felt far... more »

Registration for use in California set for Harvanta, Verdepryn insecticides

Summit Agro USA has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation has recently granted registration approval for two insecticides containing the active ingredient cyclapryn. These ground-breaking insecticides are Harvanta and Verdepryn. These IRAC 28... more »

California ‘Cover Crops in Orchards Field Day’ set for March 8

University of California Cooperative Extension/University of California, Davis Plant Sciences Virtual Field Day "Cover Crops in Orchards" will be held March 8. This “virtual tour” is the outcome of a three-year research project sponsored by... more »

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