Tree Crops: July Events Focus On Early Problem Detection Technology Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019Citrus, nut, and grape growers will receive information on early-stage problem detection technology and its place in managing tree-crop yields during four California sessions in July. Bakersfield, Fresno, Paso Robles, […]

Texas Field Reports: Citrus Growers Had Difficult Growing Season Jun 26, 2019

🕔Jun 26, 2019Texas citrus growers had a difficult 2018-2019 growing season, with production down more than 20 percent, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Juan Anciso, AgriLife Extension […]

Chlorpyrifos Insecticide: California Moves to Ban it – DTN May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019California regulators are moving to cancel chlorpyrifos registrations in the latest of a series of moves targeting a key insecticide used by farmers. The California Environmental Protection Agency announced in […]

USDA Funding: $66Mln Allocated to Protect Against Plant Pest, Disease Feb 17, 2019

🕔Feb 17, 2019USDA has allocated $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, and safeguard the nursery production system.  Funding is provided […]

Florida Citrus: ‘Marathon’ Mandarin Gives Growers Advantages Feb 7, 2019

🕔Feb 7, 2019Commercial citrus growers will soon see a new seedless mandarin variety that stays on the tree longer, two traits farmers seek, say University of Florida scientists. ‘Marathon,’ an early season […]

Citrus Greening: Scent-Detecting Dogs Help Early Detection – Video Jan 21, 2019

🕔Jan 21, 2019For decades, humans have relied on dogs to detect explosives, illegal drugs, lost people and wildlife. More recently, they have been used to detect pests such as termites, bedbugs and […]

U.S. Crop Production: Corn, Soybean, Cotton All Down from Oct. – USDA Nov 8, 2018

🕔Nov 8, 2018Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the October forecast but up less than 1 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of November […]

Louisiana Field Reports: 2nd Rice Harvest Begins, Good Initial Yields Nov 6, 2018

🕔Nov 6, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 4, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Stuart Gauthier, Saint Martin Parish “Wet conditions and heavy rains kept fields […]

Louisiana Citrus: Early, Sweet Crop Despite Cold Winter Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018Citrus growers were concerned that the cold temperatures last winter would destroy this year’s crop. But that has not been the case. Barton Joffrion, LSU AgCenter horticulture agent in Terrebonne […]

Louisiana Citrus: Disease, Insects Causing Concern for Growers Oct 31, 2018

🕔Oct 31, 2018As the citrus harvest ramps up in Louisiana, some growers have discovered internal dry rot of fruit this year. Mature fruit looks otherwise healthy from the outside, but internal dry […]

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