Peaches

New website launched for New Jersey peaches

The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council  has launched a newly designed website with rotating photos that conforms to any size screen. “Now peach shoppers can find the nearest grower retailers and shippers of Jersey peaches from... more »

New Jersey growers expect steady peach supply

New Jersey peach growers expect a steady supply of peaches this summer, following a normal ripening pattern with the first peaches ready for harvest in late June. “It has been a rocky road this winter... more »

2016 New Jersey Peach Buyers Guide now available

The 2016 edition of the New Jersey Peach Buyers Guide is now available from the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council. This year’s guide is 64 pages with information for prospective wholesale and retail buyers on... more »

Freezes damage tree fruit in Lake Ontario region

Two record-setting freezes have served up a double whammy for New York’s tree fruit crop. As a result, you won’t find many local apricots or peaches this summer. James Eve, owner of Eve Farm Service... more »

What to do about SWD-infested fruit?

The SWD monitoring network Counties are all positive for SWD as of last week, Aug. 28. A lot of SWD are being caught in traps in research sites now with population numbers expected to climb... more »

Silver leaf of tree fruits

Silver leaf is present in most temperate zone production areas. While it can cause severe and destructive symptoms in some areas of the world, this is rarely the case in Michigan orchards. It is caused... more »

USDA broadens crop insurance options for fruit producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion are... more »

Michigan spotted wing Drosophila report for July 28

This is the seventh weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. Traps in the network are baited with Trece lures and placed near susceptible crops and wild hosts... more »

Industry veteran rides the waves

Gary Pullano, associate editor for Fruit Growers News, is blogging this week from the International Fruit Tree Association's Regional Summer Tour in Washington state.Washington state apple grower Jim Doornink survived the turn-of-the-century (21st, that is)... more »

Disease Update: Rots wreaking havoc on stone fruit

The extremely wet weather over the last month has triggered rot issues in both sweet and tart cherries. As a result of the volume of fungal spores flying around and the persistent warm wet conditions,... more »

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