Michigan: Spring Peach Meeting, Benton Harbor, March 13

🕔Feb 13, 2018High quality peaches are always in demand and appreciated by consumers. The 2018 Michigan Spring Peach Update is the best annual meeting in Michigan to learn about this crop. This year’s meeting […]

Georgia: Peach Farmers Optimistic About 2018 After Disastrous 2017 Crop

🕔Feb 2, 2018Georgia is due for another blast of arctic air this week and, while Georgians themselves might be groaning about the cold weather, it’s beneficial for the state’s peach crop. These […]

Alabama Apples: Trial Evaluates Varieties and Performance

🕔Jan 23, 2018With the demand for high quality fruit by consumers, the strong pressure to reduce chemical use in agricultural systems, and a need to enhance the economic efficiency of production, tree-fruit […]

Georgia Blueberries: Staying on Top of the Spotted Wing Drosophila

🕔Jan 22, 2018University of Georgia entomologist Ashfaq Sial advises Georgia blueberry farmers to manage the spotted wing drosophila (SWD), the crop’s most destructive pest, by incorporating cultural practices into farming. Practices likes […]

Louisiana Strawberries: Cold Snap Delay Crop, Increase Cost

🕔Jan 19, 2018The recent cold snap is causing strawberry growers to go into babysitting-mode, using cloth covers to save their early crop. Many farmers double-covered their strawberries to hold warmer air near […]

Alabama: Fruit Growers Understand Managing Cold Weather

🕔Jan 18, 2018Alabama fruit producers are keeping their eyes on the thermometers, but professionals with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System say producers are used to dealing with cold weather. Dr. Edgar Vinson, […]

Mississippi: Blueberry Workshop, Hattiesburg, Jan. 23

🕔Jan 5, 2018An afternoon workshop will help Mississippi commercial blueberry growers brush up on the latest research and training related to their crop. The Mississippi State University Extension Service is hosting the […]

South Carolina Peaches: No Plum Pox in Almost 9,000 Fruit Samples

🕔Dec 27, 2017There’s no hint of plum pox in South Carolina according to a review of 8,907 fruit samples. Reaching the conclusion wasn’t easy, but the search was essential. Plum pox is […]

Apples: Disease Resistant Varieties Expected to Become More Popular

🕔Nov 15, 2017You may not find them in the produce aisle yet, but it’s only a matter of time before new disease-resistant apple cultivars overtake favorites like Honeycrisp in popularity, according to […]

NAFTA: Ag Groups Making the Case for Their Particular View in Hearings – DTN

🕔Jun 30, 2017Early testimony from agricultural industries Tuesday on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement reflected an array of views on the impact of the trade deal and the […]

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