Peaches

Finding right genes could speed up apple breeding

In the last decade or so, apple varieties – even traditional varieties like Red Delicious – have gotten better. Traits like taste and pressure have improved. Tools that weren’t available even 10 years ago –... more »

OSU helps decode strawberry genome in bid to improve fruit

Researchers at Oregon State University have helped sequence the genome of a wild strawberry, laying the groundwork for genetic improvements to related fruits like apples, peaches and pears.The advance was published online by the journal... more »

Bug raising a stink this year

On Sept. 22, nearly 14,000 people visited the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences’ website to learn about the brown marmorated stink bug. The brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) is relatively new to Pennsylvania and... more »

Brown marmorated stink bug a dangerous pest

USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Administrator Ed Knipling and other agency experts met with representatives from the apple and other agricultural industries last week to address the impact of a rapidly emerging orchard pest –... more »

Washington State University launches SWD website

First detected in the US in California in 2008, Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD) is a vinegar fly or fruit fly that attacks ripening fruit as well as rotting fruit. It is considered a serious threat... more »

Nursery adds sales representative

Dave Wilson Nursery has added Dale McHaley to its Reedley, Calif., sales office, as the company’s stone fruit specialist and sales representative.McHaley has been a valuable asset to the fruit industry for more than 19... more »

Talkin’ Shop: Harvest

In this issue of Talkin' Shop we asked readers: What’s your harvest been like this year? This year was light to average for crop yield. Price was good – same as last year. No real... more »

Eating healthier comes with a price

As Revisha Martinez pondered the cost of peaches and watermelon at her local King Soopers recently, she became the last stop in a complicated food-production system that critics believe has turned healthy eating into expensive... more »

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