Sawyer On Crops: Did Satsumas Take A Hit From Frigid Temps? – Podcast

🕔Jan 16, 2018People tend to overlook Georgia as a citrus state but a handful of farmers have developed satsuma as a crop in the southern part of the state. Satsumas are more […]

Florida Citrus: Insecticide Applications Can Cause Additional Outbreaks

🕔Jan 8, 2018In May 2017, Asian citrus psyllids (Diaphorina citri) were found in the experimental citrus grove at the Suwannee Valley Extension Center in Live Oak.  The trees were quickly treated with […]

California: Tree Crops Take Major Hit From Thomas Fire

🕔Jan 4, 2018As firefighters in Southern California worked to achieve full containment on the Thomas Fire, agricultural officials in Ventura County issued their first estimate of damage to crops and farm structures, […]

California Citrus: Major Breakthrough in Controlling Asian Citrus Psyllid

🕔Dec 15, 2017In a ground-breaking discovery encompassing six years of research, an international team of scientists led by UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal announced they’ve identified the sex pheromone of the Asian citrus […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Ideal Conditions for Sugarcane, Ratoon Rice Harvest

🕔Nov 13, 2017Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 12, 2017. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish  “Sugarcane and second crop rice harvest continued […]

Georgia Citrus: First Big Crop of Satsumas On Track for 2018 Harvest

🕔Nov 3, 2017Southern Georgia farmers growing ‘Owari’ satsumas are on track to harvest a bountiful crop of the citrus fruit at this time next year, according to Jacob Price, University of Georgia […]

Louisiana: Citrus Grower Says Results Mixed with This Year’s Crop

🕔Oct 18, 2017With the first cool front of the fall, many people will start looking for the delicious Louisiana citrus. It appears fruit will be available, but not at the level that […]

Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

🕔Oct 16, 2017Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion. In an […]

Tree Nut, Fruit Market: Almonds, Walnuts Record Year; Fruit Rebound; Citrus Decline – USDA

🕔Oct 4, 2017ERS conducts market outlook activities on the U.S. fruit and tree nuts industry. Details on major changes and events in the various commodity markets comprising this industry are published in […]

Texas Citrus: Raised Beds Offer Multiple Benefits to Growers

🕔Sep 26, 2017A planting design that outwitted a weevil in Texas citrus groves has yielded numerous other benefits for growers and brought better quality oranges and grapefruits to consumers, experts say. Enter […]

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