Stone Fruit Stories

Stone Fruit
May 1, 2008
Using Nematodes For Peach Pest Control
Peaches are a significant part of the South’s fresh produce industry. But since several insect pests pose serious threats to Read More
Stone Fruit
May 1, 2008
Surfing On The Local Food Wave
Did you see the March 12, 2007 issue of Time magazine? The cover had a beautiful red apple with a Read More
April 1, 2008
Growing High-Quality Cherries
One of the highlights of this year’s International Fruit Tree Association Annual Conference, held in Visalia, CA, in February, was Read More
Stone Fruit
March 1, 2008
Peach Replant Site Considerations
Most growers would concede that a high-value fruit crop such as peach requires the best land you’ve got (i.e., good Read More
Stone Fruit
February 1, 2008
Targeting Fruit Size With A Weather Model
  The problem with Ted DeJong’s weather model to predict stone fruit size is that, at least at first glance, Read More
January 1, 2008
Promising New Rootstocks For Almonds And Stone Fruit
  You can hear the excitement in John Ireland’s voice when he starts talking about Krymsk® rootstocks, which come from Read More
Stone Fruit
September 1, 2007
UFO Production System For Cherries
The UFO system is an appropriate name for the cherry training system Matt Whiting and his team at Washington State Read More
September 1, 2007
More Potassium For Better Stone Fruit And Almond Crops
Most growers know that fall is the best time to apply certain nutrients to nut and stone fruit orchards, especially Read More
Stone Fruit
July 1, 2007
Reflections On The Easter Freeze Of 2007
Following a very warm March, a devastating late freeze occurred during the Easter weekend (April 7-8) over much of the Read More
June 1, 2007
Ten Tips For Controlling Fruit Rot
Unusually high rainfall and long cold bloom periods can create ideal conditions for decay fungi in stone fruit. These fungi Read More
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Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Stone Fruit
October 27, 2017
Spotted Wing Drosophila is an Old Pest, …
Growers in the East and Midwest have noticed the invasive pest feeding on uncompromised fruit. Read More
Stone Fruit
September 25, 2017
Many Pollinators Boost Cherry Yields — N…
Researchers are finding a multi-pronged approach to pollinators give both sweet and tart cherry growers the best results. Read More
Stone Fruit
September 9, 2017
Southeast Peach Prices Soar with Small C…
While the Georgia and South Carolina peach crop is tiny, locally grown peaches are selling for big bucks. Read More
Farm Marketing
August 31, 2017
Winning at Farmers’ Markets – Secr…
Small farmer Rodney Stackhouse cashes in at 25 farmers’ markets a week by growing 200-plus varieties of stone fruit and empowering a crackerjack staff. Read More
Stone Fruit
August 29, 2017
What Will Be the Next Generation of Cher…
Take a look at what the future has in store for NC-140 Sweet Cherry Canopy Architecture and Rootstock Trials. Read More
Insect Control
August 22, 2017
Stink Bug Threatens High-Dollar Crops in…
While populations are low, it appears invasive pest has recently stumbled upon the state’s peaches and almonds. Read More
Stone Fruit
August 1, 2017
Researcher: Cherry Growers Must Use Dise…
Dave Jones, Extension Educator with Michigan State University, says growers are well accustomed to monitoring and thinking ahead. Read More
Stone Fruit
July 31, 2017
Clemson Peach Breeding Hones in on Disea…
In spite of the March freeze that devastated growers in the region, one producer says breeding for taste and quality needs to prevail. Read More
Disease Control
July 25, 2017
Brown Rot Sinks its Teeth into Michigan …
Unseasonably wet weather causes outbreak, and growers are warned it can spread to peaches. Read More
Stone Fruit
July 6, 2017
Oriental Fruit Moth One Shifty Pest
This moth has many characteristics that have allowed it to adapt and thrive in many peach and nectarine growing regions. Read More
Stone Fruit
July 5, 2017
Floyd Zaiger is the Sweetness Scientist …
Floyd Zaiger’s innovative lab extends to the orchard, where he and his kids’ crosses produce some of the world’s most fabulous fruit. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 19, 2017
Bee-ware: New Resources Released for Nat…
New videos, webinars available during week-long observance. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 17, 2017
Keep an Eye out for Peach Leaf Curl
Follow these tips to prevent the disease next year. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 12, 2017
Monster Sweet Cherry Crop Expected
But the tart cherry crop is forecasted to drop nearly one-quarter from 2016. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 6, 2017
California Dried Plum Crop Expected To D…
After the disastrous 2016 bloom, a more normal crop this year has the prune industry back on track. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 5, 2017
Michigan State University Awarded Grant …
Research team seeks solutions to protect state’s cherry crop. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 4, 2017
Multiple Leader Training Optimizes Sweet…
The final intensive training system to be examined in the North American NC-140 Sweet Cherry Canopy Architecture and Rootstock Trial Read More