Peaches

RosBREED 2 halfway toward improved parent plants

Apple cultivars with ancient genetic resistance to the industry’s scourge of fire blight, and peaches with a consumer-friendly texture are just two of many targets that researchers with the RosBREED 2 program have in their... more »

Washington State Tree Fruit Association plans annual meeting, expo

The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) will host the 113th Annual Meeting and NW Hort Expo at the Three Rivers Convention Center Dec. 4-6 in Yakima, Washington. The three-day event serves as a forum... more »

Georgia’s peach farmers hoping for colder winter

Georgia needs colder temperatures this winter to avoid a second disastrous peach season, says Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties. Last year’s mild winter contributed to Georgia’s... more »

$600K given for longer shelf life research

Hazel Technologies will continue its research into developing new shelf-life extension technologies for fresh produce after receiving a second round of federal funding. The Chicago-based company will receive a second phase of funding from the USDA... more »

Colorado’s Talbott going into American Ag Credit Hall of Fame

Colorado Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (CFVGA) applauded the recent announcement that Harry Charles Talbott, Talbott Mountain Gold, Palisade, Colorado, will be inducted into the 2018 American Ag Credit Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. "I... more »

Labels for Pindar GT herbicide granted for Southeast

Pindar GT herbicide by Dow AgroSciences is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia. Fruit producers’ toughest weeds, such as marestail (horseweed) and pigweed plus dozens of... more »

Build anchors to help peach trees stand tall

Farmers aren’t the only ones busy working in their fields to repair damage from Tropical Storm Irma. As the University of Georgia’s (UGA) peach specialist based on the UGA Griffin campus, my team and I... more »

SWD in processing peaches found to be limited

Processing peaches are a niche crop in west central Michigan. These fruits are distinct from fresh market free-stone peaches in several ways, including thicker skin, denser pubescence (“fuzz”) and a firmer texture. While this crop... more »


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