Peaches

Texas conference helps growers battle pests, weeds

Growing fruit in the Lone Star State is difficult. Prolonged heat, drought, pests and diseases are among the challenges facing Texas fruit growers. At the Sept. 26-27 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas, growers... more »

Robert Saunders receives southeastern farm award

Virginia Tech alumnus Robert Saunders has been named the 2022 Swisher/Sunbelt Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Saunders is the general manager of Saunders Brothers Inc., a multi-generational farm in Piney River, Virginia, that he operates... more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Shorter crop lifts prices for cling peaches

Buoyed by increased demand and a lighter crop, California cling peaches might as well be gold this year, with state canneries clamoring for fruit – and paying record prices for it. Dwindling state acreage already... more »

Zuber named University of California Extension orchard crops advisor

Cameron Zuber has been named University of California Cooperative Extension orchard crops advisor for Merced and Madera counties. For Merced County, he will cover orchard crops such as stone fruit, walnuts and almonds (not including... more »

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons grows organic peaches, vegetables

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues a legacy of growing, having passed the century mark in operation. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower, which markets crops under the Watsonia Organics brand, helped create the state’s... more »

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