Peaches

Many of State’s Crops Hit With Heavy Losses from Freeze

Preliminary reports from around the state show most of the apple, peach, and blueberry crops were damaged in the below freezing temperatures that covered most of the state this past weekend, says Georgia Agriculture Commissioner... more »

Light Brown Apple Moth Detected in Four California Counties

The light brown apple moth, a serious pest of apples in other countries and a quarantine pest in the United States, has been found in four San Francisco Bay-area counties, according to the California Department... more »

Irrigation Outlook Mixed

The irrigation outlook for 2005 is better than it has been in years, at least in Colorado. The last few years, water levels have been low due to drought, but local growers are hoping the... more »

Adams County Looks at Platforms for Mechanization

Adams County, Pa., with its long history of fruit culture, in many ways epitomizes what is right and what is wrong with fruit production in the United States today. So it seems appropriate that Adams... more »

Grape Grower Optimistic About 2005

What Michigan Niagara and Concord juice grape growers need is a really good year. For many of them, it’s been four bad years running. For grower Bill Schultz, near Mattawan: “Grapes used to be my... more »

Research Station Will Likely Lose Its Peach and Plum Fruit Trees

While no official quarantine had been announced, one was expected soon. And when it comes, Michigan State University’s (MSU) Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center (SWMREC) near Benton Harbor, where plum pox was found in... more »

Nation’s Fruit Farms Expected To Yield Large Crops

They’ve been doing it since 1955, and while the history’s fuzzy, members of the Michigan Frozen Food Packers Association took a few minutes to observe that the event June 22 marked 50 years for the... more »

Primocane Raspberries Fit Just Fine on Maryland Farm

If managing raspberries were easy, would they still sell for $4.50 a pint? Nathan Milburn hopes so. In 2001, Milburn Orchards ventured into raspberries for the first time. The Elkton, Md., family was expanding the... more »

Large East Coast Customer Base Makes It All Work

When Pam and Gary Mount bought Terhune Orchards in 1975, they weren’t just looking to run a farm. They wanted to create a community gathering place, and they seem to have succeeded. More than 500,000... more »

Farm Prospers for 10 Generations

The Melick family has been farming in the same small corner of New Jersey for nearly 300 years. “Everybody before me lived within six miles of here,” said George Melick. “I’m fortunate everything was here... more »

Current Issue

Fruit Growers News September 2022 issue cover

Apple association forecasts higher U.S. production in 2022-23

Jenschke Orchards braves Texas-sized heat, drought

SWD-killing wasps released in Michigan to protect fruit

High-altitude pears: IFTA tour spotlights Washington pears

Cold tolerance is hot topic at Michigan Viticulture Field Day

Ridgefest updates industry on Michigan apple, cherry research

Cal Poly strawberry research: Can robots kill pests?

Great Lakes EXPO sessions to look at how to effectively plan farm succession and the benefits of Farm to School

Farm Market column: Fine Tuning Your Market Performance

Ag Labor Review: Small-town virtues, from the ballpark to the classroom

 

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