Peaches

Nation’s fruit crops running late

Fruit harvests across the country will be later than usual this year thanks to cold, wet weather. Despite the delays, however, some forecasters are predicting larger-than-normal volumes for some crops in 2011.Those were two of... more »

Farm a model of diversified fruit production

Brenton Roy’s family has been farming in Washington state’s Yakima Valley for four generations. At 37, Roy is continuing the tradition as the owner of Oasis Farms in Prosser, Wash. When Roy’s family first started... more »

Marketing orders, agreements perform different functions

Federal marketing orders and agreements were first authorized in the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. The chief role of such programs is to “help provide stable markets for dairy products, fruits, vegetables and specialty... more »

Website knows everything about peaches

Desmond Layne, an Extension fruit specialist with Clemson University in South Carolina, wanted to create a one-stop-shop for peach lovers, a website that commercial growers, backyard gardeners and consumers could visit to learn everything they... more »

Beware of clear wing moths in peaches

In New York state, there are two species of sesiid moths that attack peaches — the peachtree borer (PTB), , and the lesser peachtree borer (LPTB). The adult borers are striking clear-winged moths with yellow... more »

Michigan Plum Advisory Board member appointed

Governor Rick Snyder announced an appointment to the Michigan Plum Advisory Board. The Michigan Plum Committee is charged with developing and implementing a marketing program for Michigan's plum crop.John Williams is appointed.Williams, of Mears, is... more »

56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held on June 22 at 2:30pm. This annual event will be held at the Devos Place in Grand Rapids,... more »

Researchers ‘FasTrack’ plum breeding

Plum, peach, cherry, apricot and almond trees – what do they have in common? Well, they are all members of the genus Prunus, and their fruits are well loved among American consumers. But perhaps the... more »

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