Peaches

Warm weather, rain start Michigan fruit crops

More seasonably warm weather combined with recent rainfall brought the first push of green growth in fruit crops for the year. Drier conditions early in the week allowed for the planting of new trees, clearing... more »

Researchers travel Down Under to collect raspberry and peach seeds

University of Georgia horticulturists Rachel Itle and Dario Chavez recently spent a busy two weeks in Australia collecting seeds from wild raspberries and peaches to bring back to the UGA Griffin campus. As scientists in... more »

Penn State bilingual workshop covers fruit trees pruning, GAP

Penn State Extension in April offered a practical field training for Spanish-speaking growers and... more »

Georgia fruit commissions accept nominations for board members

The Georgia commissions for blueberry, peaches and pecan growers have board positions open and are accepting nominations to fill the positions. The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for blueberries will accept nominations to fill two board... more »

Colder-than-normal March damages crops, delays planting

In terms of heat, February in the Southeastern U.S. set records, so the swing to lower-than-normal temperatures in March came as a shock to many. This year, the average temperature for March was lower than... more »

Marketing, weather, rootstock improve for Georgia peach growers

Georgia growers are planting peach trees — a sign that the industry is headed toward better times. The last two years have been difficult, with warm winters decreasing the likelihood of fruit set in the... more »

Fostering wild bees for orchard pollination

Be nice to wild bees: They live near your farm and go to work without being asked. Native pollinators are a force for good in Michigan orchards, and although they don’t draw paychecks, there is... more »

Honeybee management in tree fruit orchards

Most people in agriculture understand the crucial role cultivated honeybees play in the production of specialty crops across the country, particularly in the tree nut and tree fruit industries of the West Coast. Without a... more »


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