Florida: $158 Mln in Ag Losses from Michael

🕔Oct 30, 2018Hurricane Michael caused production losses totaling $158 million for Florida’s agricultural industries in the 2018-19 growing season, according to economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural […]

Louisiana Citrus: Canker Disease Recently Found in 2 Parishes

🕔Oct 12, 2018Citrus canker, a serious disease of citrus, was recently found on trees in East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, according to LSU AgCenter plant doctor Raj Singh. Citrus canker is […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Daily Rains Negatively Affecting Crops

🕔Oct 2, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 30, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Vincent Deshotel, Saint Landry Parish “Too Much Rain!! What is left of […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Wet Conditions Slow Harvest

🕔Sep 25, 2018Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 23, 2018. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service County Agents Todd Fontenot, Evangeline Parish “Recent rainfall halted harvest of all crops. Wet […]

North Florida Citrus: Apopka Weevil Discovered in Jefferson County

🕔Sep 17, 2018Citrus production in North Florida is expanding rapidly in response to the devastation of citrus in Central and South Florida due to citrus greening disease. Citrus acreage in southern Georgia […]

Citrus Greening Prevention – Focus of $1.2Bln Research Project

🕔Aug 1, 2018Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease, has devastated citrus fruit crops in Florida, Texas and California. USDA has funded citrus greening prevention research with a $1.2 billion grant. The project […]

Texas Citrus Growers Produce Bumper Crop

🕔May 30, 2018Texas citrus growers produced a bumper 2017-2018 crop, and current conditions showed promise for strong yields in 2018-2019, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Juan Anciso, […]

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, […]

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