Bill Shane

X-Disease Management in Stone Fruit is Not That Simple

While symptoms may vary by host, this pathogen’s persistence is what makes controlling it a challenge.

Peach Leaf Curl is One Scary Disease

One of the easiest diseases to identify is the most difficult to control.

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.

Plum Varieties are Complex and Fascinating [Slideshow]

While diversity in species gives the consumer many options, plums can be a challenge for growers and marketers.

Tips To Keep Your Stone Fruit Orchard Clean

Managing serious plant diseases of peach and plums requires a cooperative approach.

How To Avoid Pitfalls In Peach Tree Training

Decisions made about training early in the orchard can impact your tree’s survival and ultimate decline.

A Great Tasting Peach Is A Complicated Endeavor

There are many factors to get right in order to deliver a delicious peach.

How To Keep Your Stone Fruit From Being “Xapped” By Bacterial Spot

Bacterial diseases can be some of the biggest headaches for fruit growers, and this is particularly true for […]

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 […]

How To Decipher Cold Weather Effects on Peaches

Here are some common indicators to look out for if your area experiences a freeze event.

Prevent Varmints From Pillaging Your Peach Crop

One of the realities of life is that in any garden or orchard, eventually insects, pathogens, and animals will show up to claim their share — or at least become obnoxious in some way.

The Evolution of Mechanical Blossom Thinning in Peaches

Although the change will be gradual, these new devices will have a profound effect on how peaches are grown.

Lessons Learned From Mother Nature In Peach Breeding

New American Fruit Grower columnist Bill Shane discusses the basics of peach breeding.