Peaches

Poor Weather Has Cut Size of Most U.S. Fruit Crops

Crummy spring weather coast to coast has reduced the production for most fruit crops. The word “record” was used only once – for blueberries – during the 53rd annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate. The Guesstimate, sponsored... more »

Poor Weather Has Cut Size of Most U.S. Fruit Crops

By Dick Lehnert Managing EditorCrummy spring weather coast to coast has reduced the production for most fruit crops. The word “record” was used only once – for blueberries – during the 53rd annual Fruit Crop... more »

Georgia Blueberries: Outlook Optimistic for June’s Crop

After last year's lowly, weather-affected harvest, conditions are right for an excellent crop of the small round fruit ? and for peaches and apples come summer and fall. ajc.com more »

Farm Market Wins with Its Authentic Feel

Weston Red Barn Farm puts an emphasis on authenticity. The farm has an old-fashioned feel to it, and that’s no accident. Brick and lumber are used instead of concrete, and power lines are buried underground.... more »

Mechanical Thinning Brings Larger Peaches with Less Labor

Spring was slow to arrive in Adams County, Pa., this year, but eight growers had already lined up with Penn State Extension to use machines to thin their peaches when blossoms arrived several weeks later.... more »

Let’s Mechanize Our Way to a Better Future

The inscription on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty expresses well the ideals and, for some of us, the facts behind our citizenship in this country. They are the last words from the poem... more »

Horticulture History Book Hits Really Close to Home

When publisher Matt McCallum handed me the book and asked me to write something about it, I went right to the index. Not surprisingly, my name was not there. It takes more, apparently, to make... more »

Southeast Drought Adds to the Woes of Fruit Growers There

The prolonged drought in the southeastern United States has had only a moderate impact on vegetable growers, who normally rely on irrigation to water their crops, but is hurting fruit growers. Not only will continued... more »

Peach Crop Narrowly Averts Disaster

Relieved peach farmers found little damage to their crops Tuesday after freezing overnight temperatures came within a few degrees of disaster, experts said. Greenville News more »

Fruit Trees in the Pink But Not Yet Out of Danger Zone

There's a lot riding on the temperature gauge for the next couple of weeks for state peach growers and those who love biting into a fresh, juicy peach. Greenville News more »

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