Alabama: Peach Blooms and Potential for Blossom Blight

🕔Feb 28, 2018What a difference a year (and adequate chill) makes.  Unlike last year, when peach trees struggled to bloom due to the lack of chill, there is no shortage of blooms […]

Michigan: Spring Peach Meeting, Benton Harbor, March 13

🕔Feb 13, 2018High quality peaches are always in demand and appreciated by consumers. The 2018 Michigan Spring Peach Update is the best annual meeting in Michigan to learn about this crop. This year’s meeting […]

Georgia: Peach Farmers Optimistic About 2018 After Disastrous 2017 Crop

🕔Feb 2, 2018Georgia is due for another blast of arctic air this week and, while Georgians themselves might be groaning about the cold weather, it’s beneficial for the state’s peach crop. These […]

Alabama: Fruit Growers Understand Managing Cold Weather

🕔Jan 18, 2018Alabama fruit producers are keeping their eyes on the thermometers, but professionals with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System say producers are used to dealing with cold weather. Dr. Edgar Vinson, […]

Sawyer On Crops: More Chill Hours – Good News – South Georgia Pine Podcast

🕔Jan 5, 2018More chill hours are accumulating this winter. Certain weather stations have already recorder more this winter than in all of 2017. That’s good news for anyone with small grains and […]

South Carolina Peaches: No Plum Pox in Almost 9,000 Fruit Samples

🕔Dec 27, 2017There’s no hint of plum pox in South Carolina according to a review of 8,907 fruit samples. Reaching the conclusion wasn’t easy, but the search was essential. Plum pox is […]

Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

🕔Nov 28, 2017Cooler temperatures are needed this winter to avoid another disastrous peach season, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties.  Last year’s […]

Texas Peaches: New Varieties Offer Higher Yields, Expanded Acreage

🕔Oct 24, 2017Used to be, a peach was a peach. But now consumers choose between combinations of sweet, tangy-sweet, round, flat, yellow flesh or white flesh, to name a few, all readily […]

Tree Crops: New Weed Herbicide for Apple and Peach Growers in Carolinas and Virginia

🕔Oct 12, 2017Dow AgroSciences has announced that Pindar GT herbicide is now registered for use on bearing apples and peaches in the Carolinas, and apples in Virginia.  Fruit producers’ toughest weeds, such […]

South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Healthy, Good Yield Potential

🕔Jul 5, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 2, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County We had cooler weather this week. Slow rains continued. David Dewitt, Lee County […]

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