Stone fruits

Marked for progress

By |July 1st, 2013|

The four-year, $14.4 million RosBREED plant breeding project, funded in 2009 under the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, is coming [...]

Winning orchard designs

By |July 1st, 2013|

After four years of collecting data, Penn State University horticulturalist Dr. Jim Schupp has arrived at some conclusions about [...]

Tougas Family Farm

By |June 1st, 2013|

Mo Tougas asks a question of Oregon State University sweet cherry expert Lynn Long on an IFTA tour of [...]

Peaches from Arkansas

By |June 1st, 2013|

Arkansas plant breeder John Clark.
Photos courtesy of John Clark, University of Arkansas

New nectarine varieties and a peach variety [...]

Smart cherry breeding

By |June 1st, 2013|

Breeder Nnadozie Oraguzie stands in a Phase 1 block planted in 2011 and 2012. He’ll begin collecting fruiting data [...]

Career comes to late fruition

By |June 1st, 2013|

For more than two decades, Dr. Tom Toyama quietly got on with his work as stone fruit breeder at [...]

Shorten laterals to cut thinning costs

By |March 1st, 2013|

Peach and nectarine trees will always set more fruit than the trees can size.
For most orchardists, thinning peach [...]

Saving water in early peaches

By |February 15th, 2013|

Scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, looking for ways that growers can save water without affecting fruit quality [...]

Prune for size

By |December 1st, 2012|

Producing fruit today requires higher and higher degrees of innovation. Profit margins are small, and quality demands are high. [...]

Cherry research needed

By |December 1st, 2012|

Washington cherry and stone fruit growers will have another opportunity in the coming weeks to vote on a special [...]