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

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

👤From a Press Release 🕔Oct 12, 2017

Dow 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 as marestail (horseweed) and pigweed plus dozens of others are

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Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Halt Field Work

Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Halt Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. Extension Comments Tim Campbell, Dyer County Scattered showers throughout the week have had producers searching for dry fields to continue with corn planting. Wheat continues to progress well. J.

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Texas Field Reports: Too Few Chill Hours Could Affect Fruit Crop

Texas Field Reports: Too Few Chill Hours Could Affect Fruit Crop

👤By Adam Russell, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Apr 12, 2017

Warm winter weather could mean too few chill hours for much of the state’s fruit production areas, said Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Fruit trees, such as peaches and apples, depend on cool weather in the winter to promote

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Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

👤By Nathan Gregory, MSU Extension Service 🕔Feb 14, 2017

Mississippi fruit growers need look no further than their smartphones or laptops when searching for a second opinion on chill hour accumulation. The Mississippi State University Extension Service has launched Chill Hours, an app that helps growers assess growing conditions

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Michigan: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Still Active

Michigan: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Still Active

👤By Julianna Wilson, Larry Gut, and Rufus Isaacs, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Oct 7, 2016

Last week, 29 nymphs and 808 adults for a total of 837 brown marmorated stink bugs were captured from 96 traps at 30 sites (see graph for season trend). With 42 percent of traps catching brown marmorated stink bugs this

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California: Insurance Options Broadened for Fruit and Nuts – USDA

California: Insurance Options Broadened for Fruit and Nuts – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 23, 2015

The USDA today announced the expansion of crop insurance to provide additional options for fruit and nut producers. The Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and the Actual Production History (APH) Yield Exclusion are now available to cover fresh fruit and nuts

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Virginia: Much Needed Rains Slow Some Progress, More Rains Expected – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 14, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 12, 2015. Agricultural News: Days suitable for fieldwork were 4.7. Tobacco greenhouse plants for transplants conditions were 5 percent poor, 15 percent fair, 74 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Tobacco

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Michigan: Corn Harvested, Wet Conditions Curtail Most Field Activities – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 14, 2015

Field Crops There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending April 12, according to the Great Lakes Regional office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Reporters in the Upper Peninsula and northernmost counties of the

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Indiana Weather Outlook: Expect Swings in Conditions

👤By Keith Robinson, Purdue University, Ag Answers 🕔Mar 26, 2015

As Indiana frees itself from the grip of a harsh late winter, the State Climate Office says a developing weather pattern is likely to produce variable conditions this spring. A developing El Niño – a cyclic warming of the Pacific

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California: Now is the Time to Organically Prevent Wormy Apples and Pears

California: Now is the Time to Organically Prevent Wormy Apples and Pears

👤By Emma Connery 🕔Mar 16, 2015

The codling moth is a common and serious pest in Contra Costa County’s home-grown apples, pears, and even in walnuts. You probably would never even notice the adult moth, Cydia pomonella, as it is only about ½ to ¾ inch

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