Texas Field Reports: Fruit Crops Need Rain, Chill Hours Feb 16, 2022

    🕔Feb 16, 2022
    Texas fruit crops are behind on chill hours necessary to trigger optimal blooms and good fruit sets, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. If Punxsutawney Phil was right, there […]

    Texas Field Reports: Arctic Conditions Deliver Frigid Blow Feb 18, 2021

    🕔Feb 18, 2021
    Arctic weather conditions that blanketed the state with snow, ice and frigid temperatures is damaging Texas agriculture crops in a historic way, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. The extent […]

    California Tree Crops: Tracking Winter Chill in Fruit Growing Regions Dec 23, 2020

    🕔Dec 23, 2020
    “Is it a good chilling year?”  That’s a common coffee house question this time of year in fruit and nut growing regions.

    Florida Watermelons: Crops in the Ground, Uncertainty Abounds Apr 7, 2020

    🕔Apr 7, 2020
    Today, as fruit and vegetable farmers in South Florida decide what to do with produce once destined for now-closed schools and restaurants, watermelon farmers in North Florida have recently finished […]

    Georgia Peaches: Watch for Increased San Jose Scale Populations Feb 7, 2020

    🕔Feb 7, 2020
    San Jose Scale is predicted to be particularly bad this year for peach growers, as this pest is active in temperatures over 51 degrees Fahrenheit, “so we’ve already had a […]

    Arkansas: Cotton, Rice Harvests Beat the Cold; Fruit May Suffer Nov 14, 2019

    🕔Nov 14, 2019
    After a mild weekend of sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s, much of Arkansas found itself dealing with widespread rains and falling mercury throughout Monday. Tuesday, the state […]

    Trade Aid: Pres. Trump Allocates $16Bln to Farmers May 24, 2019

    🕔May 24, 2019
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue this week announced that the USDA will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation and trade disruption. […]

    Texas Field Reports: Fruit Crop Looks Good Following Freeze Apr 2, 2019

    🕔Apr 2, 2019
    Texas fruit crops appear set for a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Larry Stein, AgriLife Extension fruit specialist, Uvalde, said crops like peaches, […]

    South Carolina: Peaches Suffered Minimal Damage from Freeze Mar 21, 2019

    🕔Mar 21, 2019
    Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet. The Clemson Peach Team and Cooperative Extension […]

    Georgia Peach Farmers Hope to Avoid March Freeze Feb 25, 2019

    🕔Feb 25, 2019
    Peach tree buds are naturally protected from freezing temperatures, but unseasonably warm temperatures in early February have some Georgia trees already beginning to bloom. Trees that begin to flower this […]


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