Stone Fruit Stories

Marketing
October 14, 2015
Date Set For Final Hearing On Florida Peach Marketing Order
Up next a vote, if enough growers support moving the program forward. Read More
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Farm Management
October 13, 2015
Flood Assistance Available To Carolina Growers
Growers affected by the recent floods in North and South Carolina can utilize programs from USDA to assist with their Read More
Stone Fruit
October 2, 2015
Win/Win For Growers and Pickers: New Weighing System Released
FairWeigh unit is designed to pay pickers for exactly what they pick. Read More
Citrus
September 29, 2015
Feared Peach Pest Found In California
Just one find so far, but an infestation could be disastrous for the U.S. stone fruit industry. Read More
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Farm Marketing
September 21, 2015
Study: Peaches Preferred By Younger Consumers
Common among most respondents is the desire for tasty fruit with a melting texture. Read More
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Stone Fruit
September 15, 2015
East Oregon Cherry Crop Bit Again By Fall Frost
“Nobody expected this,” cherry grower Vern Rodighiero told the East Oregonian following a freeze last November.  “We’ll just have to Read More
Farm Marketing
September 14, 2015
Titan Farms And Grocer Donate More 34,000 Pounds Of Peaches To Food Bank
Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms donated more than 34,000 pounds of peaches to North Carolina food banks to Read More
Stone Fruit
August 31, 2015
How Canopy Structures Can Affect Sweet Cherry Productivity
We have previously explored orchard cover technologies to modify climatic risks in sweet cherry production, such as rain-cracking and spring Read More
Titan Farms packing line
Postharvest Handling
August 26, 2015
Technology Helping To Bring That “Fresh-Picked” Peach To Consumers
Imagine what it’s like to pick a fresh peach off of a tree in an orchard. The smell, the texture Read More
Harvesting
August 25, 2015
Northwest Cherry Growers Release Preliminary Season Report
Northwest Cherry Growers (NWCG) report a preliminary shipped crop total of 20.52 million boxes. The record for June was 12.6 Read More
Postharvest Handling
August 24, 2015
Oregon Cherry Grower Announces Advancement In Modified Atmosphere Packaging
View Fresh, a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) system owned by Orchard View Farms of The Dalles, OR, announces the release of Read More
Berries
August 14, 2015
Scientist Has Sights On Shooting Down Spotted Wing Drosophila
Study helps flush out possible biological control for dreaded fruit pest. Read More
Disease Control
August 4, 2015
Copper Injury And Bacterial Spot Are Easily Confused
In her latest bulletin for tree fruit growers, Kari Peter of Penn State University Extension says it is easy to confuse the Read More
Stone Fruit
July 31, 2015
The Strong Staying Power Of The Redhaven Name In Peaches
People tend to be nostalgic about peach varieties, but the switch of varieties grown by a region happens for a Read More
Production
July 28, 2015
Natural Product Helps Prevent Cherry Cracking
Cherry cracking can be devastating to a grower. One day before harvest, everything looks beautiful. Then, it rains, and an entire 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