Louisiana: Citrus Growers Keep Going Despite Weather, Market Setbacks Oct 31, 2019

🕔Oct 31, 2019Louisiana citrus is coming in, and the crop is good, according to two Plaquemines Parish producers. Joseph Ranatza Jr., owner of Star Nursery in Plaquemines Parish, said he started picking […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Ratoon Rice Harvest in Full Swing Oct 28, 2019

🕔Oct 28, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 27, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Mark Carriere, Pointe Coupee Parish “Continued rainfall made sugarcane harvest more difficult. […]

Texas: Citrus Greening Quarantine Expands to Brazoria, Galveston Counties Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019The citrus greening quarantine has expanded to Brazoria and Galveston counties, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Harvest Nearing End Oct 21, 2019

🕔Oct 21, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 20, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Richard Letlow, Morehouse Parish “Five to six inches of rain last week […]

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 […]

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