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Summer Fruits & New Varieties

Featured stories about summer fruits and new varieties appear in this issue.

  • Clemson peach team

Clemson peach team

  • July 1st, 2011

More peaches—about 17,000 acres— are grown in South Carolina than any other state east of California, and Clemson University, the ­land-grant university of South [...]

Opportunities for cherry exports

  • July 1st, 2011

The Pacific Northwest cherry harvest is running later than usual this year, which could open up opportunities in export markets.

Because of a late spring, [...]

Good point

  • July 1st, 2011

This spring, the Social Security Administration reinstituted its annual reality check for employers, “SSN No-Match letters,” after a three-year hiatus.

I immediately received a call [...]

  • H-2A provides dedicated workers

H-2A provides dedicated workers

  • July 1st, 2011

Female H-2A workers do the sorting at Titan Farms, enforcing a high quality standard that assures loads won’t be rejected. Richard Lehnert [...]

  • Virus-free peach trees

Virus-free peach trees

  • July 1st, 2011

Simon Scott moves plants at the Musser Fruit Research Farm’s greenhouse, where about 300 trees of a hundred low-chill cultivars will be grown.
Richard [...]

  • Peaches on ridges

Peaches on ridges

  • July 1st, 2011

Impressed by early research results, Titan Farms planted 200 acres of peaches on ridges to try out this new approach to Armillaria root rot.
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Mr. Peach

  • July 1st, 2011

Chalmers Carr III is active in the South Carolina peach industry, as well as his own business. His efforts have been recognized by the [...]

  • Titan Farms

Titan Farms

  • July 1st, 2011

Amancio Palma, right, manages the huge crew of more than 400 H-2A workers who work in the peach orchards. With Chalmers Carr III, they [...]

Pear assessments drop

  • July 1st, 2011

Pear growers in the Pacific Northwest will pay less money to the Pear Bureau Northwest for ­winter pear promotions in the coming season.

The Pear [...]

  • Last Bite

Last Bite

  • July 1st, 2011

The Santa Rosa plum was the most widely grown plum in California until the mid-1970s.

The Santa Rosa plum, one of the most popular and [...]

  • Malaysian labeling will be required

Malaysian labeling will be required

  • July 1st, 2011

Mark Powers is vice president of the Northwest Horticultural Council.
Jim Black

Fruit exporters should gear up to label cartons destined for Malaysia in the [...]

  • Everything about PEACHES

Everything about PEACHES

  • July 1st, 2011

Desmond Layne’s work in peach cultivar evaluation means tasting a lot of peaches. “It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it,” he [...]

  • The end of earmarks?

The end of earmarks?

  • July 1st, 2011

Earmarks are often considered equivalent to pork barrel legislation, but the two are not necessarily the same.

Over the years, agriculture—including the fruit industry—has benefited [...]