Peaches

USDA dissolves marketing orders

USDA announced March 25 that it would terminate the marketing order programs for California nectarines and peaches.From Jan. 12 to Feb. 2, three separate referenda were conducted. Under the terms of the marketing orders, growers... more »

Peach harvest hopes up

Following a two-week wait-and-see period, Gillespie County fruit growers seem to be -- in the words of one producer -- “pleasantly surprised” that no great damage was done to the 2011 peach crop by a... more »

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate

The 56th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association, will be held June 22, 2:30 p.m., at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.The guesstimate provides a forum for growers, processors,... more »

Penn State: Looking at copper use, resistance management

Mid-March is the perfect time to start taking certain actions that can have major effects in the apple scab, fire blight and bacterial spot disease situation in your orchard this year. Here, I discuss my... more »

EPA asked for action in stink bug pesticides

Apple and peach growers in seven states this year would be allowed to use an insecticide currently not permitted in orchards to fight crop damage from brown marmorated stink bugs, if scientists are able to... more »

RosBREED bringing fruit breeders together

It’s an exciting time to be a fruit breeder.That much was evident March 8, when breeders of rosaceous crops – including apples, peaches, cherries and strawberries – got together in Lansing, Mich., to share data... more »

Researchers testing disruption devices

Since the first commercial pheromone devices for disrupting moths became available in the early 1990s, thousands of U.S. apple growers have been using these devices. In Washington state, between 80-85 percent of apple growers use... more »

Plantings are closer, denser than they were 50 years ago

Three Extension educators shared their thoughts on the ways tree fruit growing systems have changed in the last 50 years. Jerry Frecon, Rutgers University: In the 44 years I have been working with commercial orchards,... more »

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