Stone Fruit Stories
Symptomless plum tree infected with plum pox virus.  (Photo credit: William Shane)
Disease Control
November 28, 2016
Tips To Keep Your Stone Fruit Orchard Clean
Managing serious plant diseases of peach and plums requires a cooperative approach. Read More
The Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center staff and Mark Miezio, a Michigan Tree Fruit Commission board member are pictured with the station's new Blosi platform, purchased with funding from the Michigan Tree Fruit Commission. (Photo credit: Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center)
Labor
November 1, 2016
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Helps Research Station Obtain New Orchard Platform
Funding to help increase efficiency, make data collection easier. Read More
The vertical space is filled in by growth of the foundation shoots to create a fruiting wall in the UFO system. (Photo credit: Greg Lang)
Stone Fruit
October 28, 2016
Cherry Training Systems From Traditional To Transformative
Early and sustained yields can be achieved with upright fruiting offshoots system. Read More
Photo credit: Paul Vossen, University of California
Stone Fruit
October 4, 2016
California Olive Oil Producers Extend Standards
Smaller growers will be able to participate in the sampling and testing program designed to boost consumer confidence. Read More
Photo credit: Christina Herrick
Stone Fruit
September 28, 2016
New Research Gets To The Bottom Of Cherry Cracking
German researchers hope to identify root causes of rain-induced problem. Read More
Growers should remove unharvested cherries and destroy them to cut spotted wing drosophila populations, as Nikki Rothwell demonstrates with this golf cart.
Pest Control
August 21, 2016
Spotted Wing Drosophila: For Michigan, It’s A ‘Game-Changer’
Why the pest can be so much more destructive for Eastern cherry growers might be due to what they’re not farming. Read More
a trio of peaches
Stone Fruit
August 3, 2016
Loans Available For Stone Fruit Growers Hit By February Freeze
Western Massachusetts growers who experienced tree loss or damage may be eligible for farm loans. Read More
Tall Spindle Axe featured
Stone Fruit
July 26, 2016
Take A Closer Look At The Tall Spindle Axe Training System
One of the more traditional three-dimensional canopies, Tall Spindle Axe data shows consistent early and sustained yields. Read More
a trio of peaches
Stone Fruit
July 10, 2016
American Farm Bureau Video Highlights Labor Struggle During Peach Harvest
Growers say administrative delays have caused workers to arrive days or weeks late. Read More
(Photo credit: Nancy Bosold, Horticulture Educator, Penn State Extension)
Apples & Pears
July 8, 2016
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands In Pennsylvania
More townships added as small populations of the pest are found in municipalities adjacent to previously quarantined areas. Read More
Photo credit: Wikimedia commons
Stone Fruit
June 30, 2016
Large Tart Cherry Crop Expected In Michigan
Nikki Rothwell, Center Coordinator for the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center in Traverse City, MI, tells UpNorthLive.com, the tart cherry crop Read More
Freeze protected peach trees in Florida
Stone Fruit
June 10, 2016
Managing Peach Blocks When You Have No Crop
Many peach orchards in the Northeast were stung by a bitter cold. Read More
The Latest
Apple Grower of the Year
December 6, 2016
2014 Apple Grower Of The Year Bill Evans…
Legendary apple grower Bill Evans, who along with his wife, Jeannette, farmed more apple acreage than any grower in the Read More
Stone Fruit
December 2, 2016
Managing Risks And Reward Of Going High …
The King family sees dwarfing high-density system as the future of their sweet cherry production. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 29, 2016
Going High Density In Tart Cherries
Grower’s take on a high-density system meant modifying a berry harvester to fit his system. Read More
Disease Control
November 28, 2016
Tips To Keep Your Stone Fruit Orchard Cl…
Managing serious plant diseases of peach and plums requires a cooperative approach. Read More
Labor
November 1, 2016
Michigan Tree Fruit Commission Helps Res…
Funding to help increase efficiency, make data collection easier. Read More
Stone Fruit
October 28, 2016
Cherry Training Systems From Traditional…
Early and sustained yields can be achieved with upright fruiting offshoots system. Read More
Stone Fruit
October 4, 2016
California Olive Oil Producers Extend St…
Smaller growers will be able to participate in the sampling and testing program designed to boost consumer confidence. Read More
Stone Fruit
September 28, 2016
New Research Gets To The Bottom Of Cherr…
German researchers hope to identify root causes of rain-induced problem. Read More
Pest Control
August 21, 2016
Spotted Wing Drosophila: For Michigan, …
Why the pest can be so much more destructive for Eastern cherry growers might be due to what they’re not farming. Read More
Stone Fruit
August 3, 2016
Loans Available For Stone Fruit Growers …
Western Massachusetts growers who experienced tree loss or damage may be eligible for farm loans. Read More
Stone Fruit
July 26, 2016
Take A Closer Look At The Tall Spindle A…
One of the more traditional three-dimensional canopies, Tall Spindle Axe data shows consistent early and sustained yields. Read More
Stone Fruit
July 10, 2016
American Farm Bureau Video Highlights La…
Growers say administrative delays have caused workers to arrive days or weeks late. Read More
Apples & Pears
July 8, 2016
Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands In…
More townships added as small populations of the pest are found in municipalities adjacent to previously quarantined areas. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 30, 2016
Large Tart Cherry Crop Expected In Michi…
Nikki Rothwell, Center Coordinator for the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center in Traverse City, MI, tells UpNorthLive.com, the tart cherry crop Read More
Stone Fruit
June 10, 2016
Managing Peach Blocks When You Have No C…
Many peach orchards in the Northeast were stung by a bitter cold. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 6, 2016
Northwest Cherry Crop Estimates Down Thi…
‘Bing’ growers experiencing low crop set. Read More
Organic
June 1, 2016
Organic Peach-Bagging Project Shows Grea…
Clemson University research may allow growers in the Southeast to prevent diseases related to heat and humidity. Read More
Disease Control
June 1, 2016
Fumigation, Proper Rootstocks Key To Con…
Much remains mysterious about Prunus Replant Disease (PRD) and exactly how it operates to suppress growth of young replanted almond Read More