Peaches

Florida ag industry leader Al Finch dies

UPDATED: Al Finch, president of Florida Classic Growers Inc., died June 21. He was 55. A longtime Florida ag industry leader, Gene "Al" Allison Finch, Jr., was active in the early days of the Southeast... more »

Brookshire Grocery recalls peaches over listeria concerns

Brookshire Grocery Co. has issued a recall of yellow flesh peaches sold in bulk displays over concerns for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The peaches were shipped to stores from April 15-24, so none of the fresh fruit... more »

Appointments made to Michigan Cherry Committee, Tree Fruit Commission

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the following appointments to the Michigan Cherry Committee and Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. Michigan Cherry Committee Dave Hackert, of Ludington, is the vice president of Indian Summer Co-op where... more »

Importation of peach live dormant stem cuttings from Spain viewed

The government of Spain has requested USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to authorize the importation of peach (Prunus persica) live dormant stem cuttings for planting from Spain into the continental United States. USDA's... more »

Disease resistant, size-controlling ‘MP-29’ rootstock for Alabama peaches viewed

A damaging soilborne fungus called Armillaria root rot and the peach tree short life disease complex are  currently the leading causes of peach tree mortality in Alabama. These diseases result in annual losses for the... more »

Catoctin Mountain Orchard perfects innovation, marketing

The story of Catoctin Mountain Orchard in Thurmont, Maryland, is marked by hard work and determination since its foundation. Robert (Bob) Black is 70 years old, and has seen all of the farm’s growth since... more »

Brake On! residual herbicide for permanent crops offered to growers

Brake On! pre-emergence residual herbicide for permanent crops features a unique mode-of-action offering growers an alternative solution considering anticipated herbicide shortages this spring. “We all are hearing reports of impending shortages of various herbicide products,”... more »

Effects of summer heat event on PNW tree fruit session topic

The Okanagan Horticultural Advisor's Group and British Columbia (BC) Fruit Growers' Association are sponsoring an upcoming seminar and discussion series  "Feeling the Heat: Effects of the Summer Heat Event on Tree Fruit in the Pacific... more »

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