South Africa’s total production of canned Bulida Apricots is estimated at 31,190 MT for marketing year 2008/09 and this represents a 17 percent decrease compared to the 2007/08 production of 38,898 MT. It is forecast that production for marketing year 2009/10 will be slightly higher than this year’s production at 40,100 MT.
A total production of 95,481 MT of canned Clingstone peaches is estimated for marketing year 2008/09, slightly lower that last year’s production of 97,835MT. It is forecast that about 98,100 MT will be produced for marketing year 2009/10.
Coryneum blight — also called shot hole disease, California blight, peach blight or pustular spot — is caused by the fungus Coryneum carpophilum. In Colorado it affects mainly peaches and apricots, and to a lesser degree sweet cherries. Severe foliar shot holing may weaken a tree, while the most apparent damage is infection of the fruit.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for apricot. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.
Weed control guide for fruit crops. Includes description and use of herbicides for fruit crops and different application techniques. The guide is organized by fruit crop.
Ground cover management affects both fruit tree vigor and yield. Use a ground cover system that facilitates management of the fruit planting for improved tree growth and productivity.