Peaches

Distinguished: Michigan apple grower, Extension specialist lauded

The Michigan State Horticultural Society has chosen a fifth-generation apple grower and a Michigan State University (MSU) senior Extension tree fruit specialist for its annual award recipients. Steve Thome, who operates Thome Orchards near Comstock... more »

2023 World Ag Expo releases new product winners

World Ag Expo is honoring companies competing in a new farm products competition. The event has named winners of the 2023 Top-10 New Products Competition. The winning entries are scheduled to be showcased during the... more »

Winter pruning aids tree growth, pathogen resistance

Dormant pruning is a necessary function orchardists should undertake to control tree growth, manage vigor and guard against over-cropping. Jim Kamas, associate professor and Extension fruit specialist and director of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension... more »

Fruit and vegetable veteran Tom Tjerandsen dies

Tom Tjerandsen, a California and Chilean produce industry icon, has died. Tjerandsen, 80, was influential in California fruit exports and Southern Hemisphere imports. He was based in Sonoma, California, where he died Nov. 8. Tjerandsen... more »

“Mr. Bob” Dickey, principal in Dickey Farms, dies

Robert "Bob" Lee Dickey II, a prominent Georgia peach grower, died Nov. 16. Dickey, 94, known as “Bobby” and “Mr. Bob,” was a principal with Dickey Farms Inc., in Musella, Georgia. He was the third... more »

Best crop management practices for apple growers

In order to grow high-quality apples, growers must understand proper management practices, rootstock selections and more. Fruit growers will learn about this topic, among other fruit sessions, at the 2022 Great Lakes Fruit, Vegetable and... more »

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Robert Saunders receives southeastern farm award

Virginia Tech alumnus Robert Saunders has been named the 2022 Swisher/Sunbelt Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Saunders is the general manager of Saunders Brothers Inc., a multi-generational farm in Piney River, Virginia, that he operates... more »

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