California Pistachios: Dormancy Studies – Fuzzy Findings

🕔Dec 29, 2017Tests continue using winter-applied kaolin clay or calcium carbonate-based materials to either reflect solar radiation or diffuse as a way to improve dormancy. Results from David Doll, UCCE Farm Advisor, […]

California Pistachios: Enough Chill, So Far, For 2018 Yields?

🕔Dec 12, 2017High temperatures prevailed until the first week in December, when we finally got frost on December 5. The first frost normally occurs about the second week in November. We had […]

Georgia’s Peach Farmers Hoping for Colder Winter This Year

🕔Nov 28, 2017Cooler 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 […]

Georgia Pecans: What Effects Will the Warm Winter Have on This Year’s Crop?

🕔Feb 24, 2017We haven’t had much of a winter this year. We’ve only had 4 days where temperatures dipped below freezing in Tifton and we’ve accumulated only 368 chill hours as opposed […]

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 […]

California Almonds: Chilling Hours Update – Yuba City

🕔Feb 2, 2017The last few years have been highly variable, both in terms of winter chill accumulation and spring bloom and leaf-out behavior. The winter of 2015-2016 had moderate-to-high chill accumulation in […]

Alabama Tree Crops: Current Low Chill Hour Accumulation a Concern

🕔Feb 2, 2017This year fruit growers may be experiencing the second warmest winter in over 60 years according to temperature data logged at the Chilton Research and Extension Center (CREC) since 1956. […]

California Tree Crops: Rising Temps Shorten Chill Hours, Affect Yield

🕔Jan 19, 2017Rising temperatures appear to be reducing the number of hours tree crops in the San Joaquin Valley are subjected to chill during the winter, a critical factor in producing a […]

California Walnuts: Winter Chill – 3 Factors To Take Into Account

🕔Dec 29, 2016The last few years have been highly variable, both in terms of winter chill accumulation and spring bloom and leaf-out behavior. The winter of 2015-2016 had moderate-to-high chill accumulation in […]

Florida: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

🕔Nov 4, 2016USDA has designated Alachua, Flagler and Putnam counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by insufficient chill hours that occurred from Nov. 1, […]

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