Peaches

Pennsylvania apple growers take on stink bugs

The Pennsylvania Apple Marketing Board announced that it is taking an aggressive stand against the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB) by funding a critical early field research program. The Board approved $50,000 to fund a... more »

Early spring could hurt region crops

Fruit growers are watching the weather warily, as unseasonably warm February temperatures could coax peach trees and blueberry bushes into early blossom - and a late-winter freeze could jeopardize this year's crop. The Augusta ChronicleRead... more »

Grower tests fruit as a viable cash crop

Peach trees will soon be growing in the fields surrounding one Crescent City vineyard. Palatka Daily NewsTo read more, click here. more »

Michigan confirms stink bug

The Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDA) confirmed the presence of brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stål), in Michigan. The identity of two specimens – one from Berrien County and the other from Eaton... more »

Texas Fruit and Grape Seminar to include blackberries

The Comanche County fruit and grape seminar will be held in DeLeon,Tx., Feb. 8, and will offer information on blackberries and a demonstration on peach pruning, according to Texas AgriLife Extension Service personnel."Now is the... more »

Cold temps help peach farmers clear ‘first hurdle’

Some of you may be wishing for warmer temperatures but a Central Georgia company says the frigid air may be good for business. WMAZ 13.Read the rest of the story. more »

Growers in California vote down order

The California Tree Free Fruit Agreement (CTFA) recently announced the elimination of several programs and staff positions after one of the state orders was voted down by growers. California nectarine and peach grower-shippers have voted... more »

Peach trees cut down to make room for planting project

It's difficult to tell which is louder. The constant whoosh of vehicles on S.C. 160, or the whine of a chipping machine devouring tree limbs. heraldonlineTo read more, click here. more »

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