Peaches

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. The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for blueberries will accept nominations to fill two board... 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. This year, the average temperature for March was lower than... 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 warm winters decreasing the likelihood of fruit set in the... 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, and although they don’t draw paychecks, there is... more »

Honeybee management in tree fruit orchards

Most people in agriculture understand the crucial role cultivated honeybees play in the production of specialty crops across the country, particularly in the tree nut and tree fruit industries of the West Coast. Without a... more »

Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the Blossom Protect and Botector product labels. The new labels extend the storage time from 10 months to... more »

Merger creates largest peach, pecan entity in US

The recent merger of Fort Valley, Georgia-based Lane Southern Orchards with Taylor Orchards combines acreage, facilities and innovation, making this powerhouse team the largest peach and pecan operation in the United States. The consolidated operation... more »

Michigan Spring Peach Update meeting March 13

A meeting to learn about all aspects of peaches and peach growing is the one day 2018 Michigan Spring Peach Update held in southwest Michigan on March 13. High quality peaches are always in demand... more »


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