Peaches

Mr. Peach, labor advocate recognized

Lawton Pearson, owner of Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia, was honored as 2024’s Mr. Peach at a Jan. 6 awards breakfast at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. Pearson’s ancestors... more »

FloraPulse provides real-time data on plant water needs

FloraPulse, an easy-to-install water sensor, provides accurate and low-cost water-sensing technology to farmers and researchers who want real-time data that will enable them to make quick, accurate decisions.  FloraPulse has developed a way to acquire... more »

Texas panhandle growers threatened by wildfires

Catastrophic losses are imminent for Texas’ growers and agriculture producers in the state’s Panhandle and northwest region as five wildfires scorch the region. More than 850,000 acres have burned, and several fires are still not... more »

UCCE Northern San Joaquin Valley offers CropManage workshop

Growers can benefit from an upcoming University of California Cooperative Extension-Stanislaus County (UCCE) workshop that provides information on water and nutrient management of tree fruit, vegetables, berries, nuts and other crops. UCCE Northern San Joaquin... more »

Washington state to decide on produce sticker ban

Washington state legislators are considering a ban on non-compostable stickers on fresh produce. Specialty crop groups, including the Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA), say the ban could lead to an increase in the use... more »

Texas event tailors fruit education to state’s climate

To successfully grow peaches and other tree fruit in the Lone Star State’s challenging climate, growers must carefully consider proper fruit and site selection and how to establish their orchards. Participants at the Oct. 18-20... more »

IFTA conference features tech, labor, climate sessions

The 67th Annual International Fruit Tree Association Conference and Tours features a full slate of education sessions, networking opportunities and tours of Washington orchards. The event is Feb. 11-14 at the Yakima Convention Center in... more »

Bill Erwin, Greg Lang honored for Michigan fruit legacies

Two Michigan fruit industry notables who’ve spent the better part of their lives in orchards, Bill Erwin and Greg Lang, have been honored by the Michigan State Horticultural Society (MSHS). Erwin and his wife, Linda,... more »

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