“Know your weeds and have a three-year plan,” said Bernard Zandstra, Michigan State University (MSU) Extension specialist and professor in the Department of Horticulture.
A well thought-out, written plan is the best way to stay on track with a complicated herbicide program.
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“We made a $9 million investment in 2015 and a little bit more in 2016.”
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Growers in west central Michigan diligently applied mating disruption to most peach orchards in response to heavy oriental fruit moth damage to the cr... more »
Alabama's peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, rec... more »
Reports indicate Georgia growers have lost 80 percent of this year's crop.
According to statements by the state's Agriculture Commissioner Gary Bla... more »
Have you recently pushed out a block of older fruit trees? In commercial grower plots, we are learning that sudangrass is an excellent first step to r... more »
Oriental fruit moth, Grapholita molesta (Busck), is a major pest of peach and other stone fruits in Michigan and can also be problematic... more »
Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers.
With portions of North Alabama sinking in... more »
A deep freeze in the Southeast has done considerable damage to crops in Georgia and South Carolina. Georgia's blueberries and South Carolina's peaches... more »
Clemson University geneticist Ksenija Gasic seeks to do the unimaginable: improve the taste, aroma and nutritional value of the beloved peach.
Gasi... more »
The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry growers from production mode into protection mode.
Producers of both frui... more »
With the state expected to plunge into a deep freeze for the next several days, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Depart... more »