Blossom Protect, Botector get EPA OK to increase storage time

Vista, California-based Westbridge Agricultural Products' has received Environmental Protection Agency approval for an extended storage period on the Blossom Protect and Botector product labels. The new labels extend the storage time from 10 months to... more »

Merger creates largest peach, pecan entity in US

The recent merger of Fort Valley, Georgia-based Lane Southern Orchards with Taylor Orchards combines acreage, facilities and innovation, making this powerhouse team the largest peach and pecan operation in the United States. The consolidated operation... more »

Michigan Spring Peach Update meeting March 13

A meeting to learn about all aspects of peaches and peach growing is the one day 2018 Michigan Spring Peach Update held in southwest Michigan on March 13. High quality peaches are always in demand... more »

Georgia peach growers optimistic about 2018 after bad 2017

While Georgians themselves might be groaning about the recent cold weather, it’s beneficial for the state’s peach crop. These chilly days provide the cold temperatures that Georgia’s fruit crops need for healthy production this summer.... more »

Georgia specialty ag leaders honored at Southeast Regional

Up-and-coming leaders in Georgia specialty agriculture were recognized at an awards breakfast Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. ... more »

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 »

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