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18:47PM Jan 05, 2020

Salix Fruits sees U.S. growth in 2019

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Distributor Salix Fruits ended 2019 with 30% growth over 2018, in part because of its imported Argentine lemon program in the U.S.

14:10PM Oct 20, 2019

USDA declares U.S. free of plum pox virus

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared the U.S. is free of the plum pox virus, which harms stone fruit trees like peaches, and almonds.

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18:26PM Jul 30, 2019

Farmers of the Year include Georgia, Florida produce growers

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Georgia peach grower Robert Dickey III and Florida vegetable grower Charles Obern have been named 2019 Farmers of the Year by Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo.

19:35PM Jan 26, 2019

Jac. Vandenberg recalls peaches, nectarines, plums

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Jac. Vandenberg Inc., Yonkers, N.Y., is recalling cartons of Chilean peaches, nectarines and plums shipped to retailers in 18 states for Listeria monocytogenes concerns.

21:18PM Jul 23, 2018

Wawona acquires stone fruit varieties from California nursery

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

Wawona Packing Co. LLC, Cutler, Calif., has acquired the stone fruit breeding assets of Burchell Nursery Inc., including more than 60 patented fruit trees and associated genetics.

01:58AM Jun 11, 2018

Florida launches plan to eradicate Oriental fruit flies again

Chris Koger
News Editor, The Packer

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has found three Oriental fruit flies in south Miami-Dade County.

09:30AM Sep 29, 2011

Texas Peach Crop Smaller but Sweeter

AgWeb.com Editors
AgWeb Contributor

Ricky Preiss and his family operate a peach orchard in the Texas Hill Country near Stonewall. With low rainfall, the harvest is smaller but sweeter this year.