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Georgia Blueberries: Staying on Top of the Spotted Wing Drosophila

Georgia Blueberries: Staying on Top of the Spotted Wing Drosophila

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Jan 22, 2018

University of Georgia entomologist Ashfaq Sial advises Georgia blueberry farmers to manage the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), the crop’s most destructive pest, by incorporating cultural practices into farming. Practices likes heavy pruning, controlled burns of the wooded areas surrounding blueberry

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Mississippi: Blueberry Workshop, Hattiesburg, Jan. 23

Mississippi: Blueberry Workshop, Hattiesburg, Jan. 23

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 5, 2018

An afternoon workshop will help Mississippi commercial blueberry growers brush up on the latest research and training related to their crop. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the 2018 Mississippi Blueberry Education Workshop Jan. 23 at the Forrest County Extension

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North Carolina Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

North Carolina Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 17, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 16, 2017. Extension Comments Stanley Holloway – Yancey County Extension Weather conditions for the week were warm and dry with only a trace of precipitation. Concerns are increasing for the potential

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Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Mar 29, 2017

Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and Central and South Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring

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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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Georgia: Pecan, Peach, Blueberry Growers Concerned by Warm, Wet Dec.

Georgia: Pecan, Peach, Blueberry Growers Concerned by Warm, Wet Dec.

👤By Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia 🕔Jan 8, 2016

After ending 2015 with some record-breaking warm and wet weather, Georgia’s fruit and tree nut farmers are concerned that the lack of chill hours and soggy soil could damage their crops. Most of December averaged about 10 degrees above normal

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Alabama: Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference, Clanton, Nov. 19-20

Alabama: Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference, Clanton, Nov. 19-20

👤From a Press Release 🕔Sep 9, 2015

In 2014, fresh market vegetable and melon production in Alabama was valued at more than $20 million, an increase of more than 25 percent over 2013. As Alabama growers look to improve production and their bottom line, the Alabama Fruit

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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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Mississippi: Growers Planting, Replanting, Harvesting Wheat – USDA

Mississippi: Growers Planting, Replanting, Harvesting Wheat – USDA

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 9, 2015

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 7, 2015 General According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, June 7, 2015. Topsoil moisture supplies were

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Louisiana Begins Blueberry Harvest

Louisiana Begins Blueberry Harvest

👤By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter 🕔May 18, 2015

Until recent years, blueberries weren’t looked at as a popular warm-season fruit compared to peaches, watermelons and others, said LSU AgCenter horticulturist Charlie Johnson. But with an increased awareness of the healthful properties of the fruit, more interest in blueberries

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