Peaches

Be sure to properly manage tree fruit rots in the 2019 season

Depending on your location, significant rainfall has occurred recently in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, these rainy, humid conditions are quite favorable for rot, both in establishment and spread. Vigilance is needed in the orchard, especially if brown... more »

Sun World International names CEO; expands fruit breeding, licensing

David Marguleas has been named CEO of Sun World International LLC (Sun World), board chair Lloys Frates announced today.  Marguleas most recently served as Sun World’s executive vice president and managed the firm's breeding, technology... more »

NASS forecasts 2019 Northwest fruit production

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on Aug. 12 released estimates for fruit production in the Pacific Northwest for the current season. NASS’ Olympia office detailed forecasts for Idaho, Oregon and Washington state. Fruit... more »

Georgia’s peach crop in good shape after two down years

Georgia peach farmers are feeling “peachy” about the outlook for this season’s crop, which is expected to more than double last year’s volume, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agriculture and Natural... more »

New Jersey ag secretary makes Jersey Fresh peach visit

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Aug. 1 highlighted National Peach Month with a visit to Circle M Farms in Mannington in Salem County. Fisher, along with state and local officials, toured... more »

New Jersey Peach growers sponsor ‘Peach Party’ days

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council is in its seventh year sponsoring “Peach Party” days focusing on Jersey peaches at farmers markets, farms, restaurants and supermarkets. Often combined with amateur pie-baking competitions, these days have... more »

USDA drops grade standards for peaches, nectarines, apricots

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 16 rolled out a final rule that removes voluntary U.S. grade standards for fresh peaches, nectarines and apricots from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). AMS removed from... more »

Georgia farmer of the year grows peaches

The Sunbelt Ag Expo recently named peach grower Robert Lee Dickey III its 2019 Georgia farmer of the year. Robert earned his degree in 1977... more »


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