Peaches

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

Growing peaches for more than six decades, Jenschke Orchards is a U-pick fruit operation in Fredericksburg, Texas, in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, an area known for sweet-tasting peaches.  Barrett and Lindsey Jenschke... more »

Pollinator conference seeks public engagement this year

The national Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes conference is Oct. 10-12 in Athens, Georgia. The annual conference brings together researchers, educators, practitioners and others interested in bee conservation through discussions, talks and education sessions. It... more »

Pheremones and beneficial nematodes and the effect on peaches

A free webinar in mid-September will look at research into how entomopathogenic nematodes and their pheromones can provide benefits to soil health and cropping systems. Entomopathogenic literally means “causing death to insects,” and the webinar... more »

A Q&A with New Jersey peach experts from Rutgers University

When it comes to producing peaches, New Jersey, with help from Rutgers scientists, does its part in keeping up with the competition. The round, slightly furry tree fruit is commercially produced in roughly 20 states. New... more »

It’s peaches on beaches in NJ for ‘Eat a Peach Day’

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is highlighting Jersey Fresh peaches on National Eat A Peach Day, August 22, handing out free peaches to beach-goers. NJDA marketing staff will be in Wildwood, Atlantic City and... more »

WSU targets x-disease, Little cherry disease tree removal

Washington State University Extension, in partnership with county Conservation Districts and pest boards, is offering cost share funds to remove and test trees infected with X-disease and little cherry disease. Funding is available through a... more »

FMC Corporation receives EPA registration OK for Altacor eVo

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted FMC Corporation registration for Altacor eVo insect control powered by Rynaxypyr active in fruit and tree nuts. Altacor eVo insect control is a highly concentrated formulation of Rynaxypyr active, the industry... more »

USDA: Cranberry production to rise, grapes, peaches and pears down

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released forecasts for a number of fruit crops, putting cranberry production up from last year, but peach, pear and the overall grape category (table, raisin, juice and wine) down.... more »

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