Peaches

RosBREED renewed for another five years

A national team of scientists working on genomics, genetics and breeding of rosaceous crops has been awarded funds for the first year of a $10 million, five-year USDA competitive grant. The team will develop and... more »

Titan Farms names vice president of sales, marketing

Titan Farms, a grower, packer and shipper of peaches and vegetables based in Ridge Spring, South Carolina, has hired Daryl Johnston as its new vice president of sales and marketing.“For some time, the management team... more »

Research a priority for hort president

Research drives survival and growth in the agriculture industry, and a Michigan group remains focused on providing support for those efforts in a challenging funding climate. “The society, along with some of the other commodity... more »

Vacuum harvester redesigned to be self-propelled

A mechanical harvester that’s been in development for some time has undergone enough tweaks that its designers are nearly ready to bring the machine to the marketplace. Once again this fall, the machine – called... more »

Search engine identifies tree fruit pests

A new search engine tool for identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit is now online. The search can be accessed in its entirety from the Michigan State University (MSU) Integrated... more »

EverCrisp on its way

It was early November 2008, shortly after apple harvest ended, when David Doud first realized he might have a special apple on his hands. The owner of David Doud’s Countyline Orchard near Wabash, Indiana, was... more »

Michigan Tree Fruit Commission, MSU forge agreement

Maintaining infrastructure needs at the state’s agricultural research stations will be a top funding priority for the newly established Michigan Tree Fruit Commission (MTFC). Meeting for the second time since the organization’s establishment earlier this... more »

League changes name to California Fresh Fruit Association

The California Grape & Tree Fruit League has officially changed its name to the California Fresh Fruit Association – an identity its members believe better defines the broad types of commodities it represents, according to... more »

Non-citrus fruit production, value up in 2013

In 2013, utilized production of the leading U.S. non-citrus fruit crops totaled 19.2 million tons, up 9 percent from 2012. The value of 2013’s utilized production totaled $16.1 billion, up 4 percent from 2012, according... more »

Wawona Packing issues voluntary stone fruit recall

California-based Wawona Packing has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of whole lots of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots. The fruit is being recalled because of potential listeria contamination.The... more »

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