Peaches

Clemson Part of USDA Fruit Crop Research

Clemson University researchers will focus on peaches, an important Upstate product, as part of an international $14.4 million initiative to improve fruit crops. Greenville NewsClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

This Week: Mexican Limes, Arkansas Black Apples, Autumn Lady Peaches

California's season for limes is much earlier than for most other citrus. Some limes show up at farmers markets through the winter, and a very few year-round, but September to December is the time of... more »

Tree Fruit Breeders Get $14.4 Million for Massive Project

A Michigan State University cherry breeder is the project director managing $7.2 million in new funding from USDA. The project’s goal is to greatly speed up the development of new varieties of apples, peaches, cherries... more »

Agriculture Department Says Pennsylvania Is Free of Plum Pox Virus in Fruit Trees; All Quarantines L

Pennsylvania acting Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding announced today that after 10 years, the Plum Pox Virus has been eradicated in the state.The Plum Pox Virus is a disease that severely affects stone fruit production. Found... more »

MSU Joins RosBREED Project to Create Better Tasting Fruits

For Amy Iezzoni, quality fruit doesn't start at the grocery store; it starts in a laboratory. Iezzoni, a horticulture professor, will be part of the four-year, $14.4 million grant research project called RosBREED. The project... more »

Local Business Report: Agriculture Secretary Visits Research Center

For peach farmer Santo John Maccherone, the Rutgers Food Innovation Center made the difference in developing his peach cider. Vineland, N.J. Daily JournalClick here to read the rest of the story. more »

Larry’s World: IFTA President Touts Nova Scotia Industry

Standing in his mountaintop orchard at the highest point of the Annapolis Valley, Larry Lutz looks like king of the world. But it’s not his 55-acre family orchard that sets him near the pinnacle of... more »

Michigan’s Plum Pox Quarantine Ends

Nearly three years after Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) inspectors detected plum pox in Michigan, the quarantine that followed it has ended, according to Michigan State University Extension fruit educator Bill Shane. MDA imposed the... more »


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