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Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Nov 28, 2017

Cooler temperatures are needed this winter to avoid another disastrous peach season, according to Jeff Cook, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension County coordinator in Taylor and Peach counties.  Last year’s mild winter contributed to Georgia’s peach industry suffering an 80

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Texas Peaches: New Varieties Offer Higher Yields, Expanded Acreage

Texas Peaches: New Varieties Offer Higher Yields, Expanded Acreage

👤By Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 24, 2017

Used to be, a peach was a peach. But now consumers choose between combinations of sweet, tangy-sweet, round, flat, yellow flesh or white flesh, to name a few, all readily available at grocery stores. More importantly for peach producers, however,

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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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South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Healthy, Good Yield Potential

South Carolina Field Reports: Crops Look Healthy, Good Yield Potential

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 5, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 2, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County We had cooler weather this week. Slow rains continued. David Dewitt, Lee County Some areas in upper Lee and lower Kershaw counties missed

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Alabama Peach Production Takes Major Hit

Alabama Peach Production Takes Major Hit

👤By Justin Miller, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Jun 19, 2017

Alabama Cooperative Extension System fruit specialists are estimating Alabama’s peach producers are harvesting only 10 to 30 percent of their normal crop this season. A lethal combination of a low number of chill hours, recent drought conditions and a late frost

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South Carolina Field Reports: Sweet Corn, Wheat Harvests Mostly Favorable

South Carolina Field Reports: Sweet Corn, Wheat Harvests Mostly Favorable

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 12, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 11, 2017. County Comments Morris Warner, Oconee County Cooler-than-normal temperatures should have a positive effect on small grains. Rains have improved pasture and cattle condition. Crop plantings are continuing normally at

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Alabama Field Reports: Needed Rains Halt Planting

Alabama Field Reports: Needed Rains Halt Planting

👤From USDA 🕔May 22, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 21, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County We received much needed rain this week. We are done planting cotton, but the cool weather is hindering growth. Corn is looking good. 

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South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Take Off

South Carolina Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting Take Off

👤From USDA 🕔May 8, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending May 7, 2017. County Comments J. Blake Badger, Anderson County Most pastures have shown great improvement over the very poor conditions from the end of last year. Producers have been reporting good

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Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting in Full Swing; Moisture Needed

Georgia Field Reports: Cotton, Peanut Planting in Full Swing; Moisture Needed

👤From USDA 🕔May 1, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 30, 2017. County Comments Brenda Jackson, Murray County We received a little rain in the last week. Unfortunately, the much needed rain kept folks from making their first hay cutting or

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Georgia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Hindering Field Work

Georgia Field Reports: Dry Conditions Hindering Field Work

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 23, 2017. County Comments Gary R. Peiffer, DeKalb County Pastures were slow to recover from the cool spell in March, but are starting to fill out nicely now. Jeff Cook, Peach

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