Arkansas: Fruit Growers Assess Freeze Damage, Brace for 2nd Round

🕔Apr 11, 2018Arkansas fruit growers are enduring a nervous week, sandwiched between two periods of freezing weather at a critical time for their crops. This week, Arkansas’ fruit growers were assessing damage […]

Alabama Apples: Trial Evaluates Varieties and Performance

🕔Jan 23, 2018With the demand for high quality fruit by consumers, the strong pressure to reduce chemical use in agricultural systems, and a need to enhance the economic efficiency of production, tree-fruit […]

Apples: Disease Resistant Varieties Expected to Become More Popular

🕔Nov 15, 2017You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it’s only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to […]

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

🕔Oct 12, 2017Dow 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 […]

Tennessee Field Reports: Rains Halt Field Work

🕔Apr 24, 2017Crop 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 […]

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

🕔Apr 12, 2017Warm 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 […]

Mississippi Fruit Crops: Chill Hours App Helps Growers Assess Conditions

🕔Feb 14, 2017Mississippi 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 […]

Michigan: Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Still Active

🕔Oct 7, 2016Last 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 […]

California: Insurance Options Broadened for Fruit and Nuts – USDA

🕔Jul 23, 2015The 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 […]

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

🕔Apr 14, 2015Crop 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 […]

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