Peaches

Blueberry fruit rot severe this year

Anthracnose (also called ripe rot) in blueberry, has been quite severe this year, especially in highly susceptible varieties such as Bluecrop, Bluetta, and Blueray. Anthracnose in blueberry is caused byColletotrichum species, the very same troublesome... more »

MSU: Spotted wing drosophila, brown marmorated stink bug report

This is the fourth weekly report of the Michigan State University Extension spotted wing drosophila (SWD) monitoring network. A total of six females and seven males were captured from six out of more than 130... more »

Penn State: Insect fruit pests update for July

By now at least one generation of codling moth, oriental fruit moth, tufted apple bud moth and or obliquebanded leafroller should be completed and if our management effort was successful, the pressure from consecutive generations... more »

Maxwell Norton, director of UCCE in Merced County, to retire after 36 years

Maxwell Norton, UC Cooperative Extension director and advisor in Merced and Mariposa counties, plans to retire on July 1. Norton, who specializes in tree fruit, grapes and farmland preservation, has served Merced County growers for... more »

Fruit Crop Guesstimate to be held June 24

The 60th Annual Fruit Crop Guesstimate, sponsored by the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association (MFFPA), will be held at 2:30 p.m. June 24 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.The Guesstimate provides... more »

UGA expert: Georgia peach crop looks typical this season

The late-March cold spell caused some Georgia peach growers to lose a portion of their crop, but consumers should see a typical selection of fruit when the first Georgia-grown varieties ripen this month, said University... more »

UGA working to avoid blueberry damage during harvest

Forget about Georgia peaches. It’s time to talk about Georgia blueberries, which are now the state’s No. 1 fruit crop.With a growing crop comes growing demand. How can farmers cut their losses? Avoid damage during... more »

Pennsylvania growers: Install pheromone dispensers this week

From the insect perspective, the weather pattern of the 2015 season looks very similar to weather observed during the 2014 season. The 2015 season biofix for the Oriental fruit moth (OMF) was established on April... more »

Penn State: Tree fruit diseases to manage during May

May is the battleground month for disease management: growers need to be on alert for apple scab, fire blight, powdery mildew, rust, cherry leaf spot, brown rot and bacterial spot infection conditions. Here is what... more »

Titan Farms to open new facility

Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables in the Southeast, confirmed today that the upgrade and expansion of their packing facility is on schedule for a May grand opening. The upgrade... more »

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