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 […]

Georgia Blueberries: Staying on Top of the Spotted Wing Drosophila

🕔Jan 22, 2018University 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 […]

Mississippi: Blueberry Workshop, Hattiesburg, Jan. 23

🕔Jan 5, 2018An 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 […]

North Carolina Field Reports: Planting Speeds Along in Dry Conditions

🕔Apr 17, 2017Crop 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 […]

Alabama: Fruit Crop Braves Cold Temperatures

🕔Mar 29, 2017Exceptionally 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 […]

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 […]

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

🕔Jan 8, 2016After 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 […]

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

🕔Sep 9, 2015In 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 […]

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 […]

Mississippi: Growers Planting, Replanting, Harvesting Wheat – USDA

🕔Jun 9, 2015Crop 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 […]

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