Texas Field Reports: Wine Grape Quality Above Average Despite Challenges Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019A challenging year for vineyards could culminate with exceptional 2019 wines from Texas wine grapes, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Michael Cook, AgriLife Extension viticulture program specialist, […]

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, […]

California: Spotted Lantern Fly – Looking For An Ally Before It Hits Key Crops Jun 18, 2019

🕔Jun 18, 2019UC Riverside is testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously damage California crops including wine, walnuts, and avocados. The pest, a sap-sucking spotted lantern […]

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 […]

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

🕔Apr 2, 2019Texas 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, […]

California Walnuts: Genome Deciphering – Better Varieties Coming? Mar 26, 2019

🕔Mar 26, 2019California produces 99 percent of the walnuts grown in the United States. New research could provide a major boost to the state’s growing $1.6 billion walnut industry by making it […]

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 […]

Farming: Weather is Leading Cause of U.S. Crop Loss – How Do You Assess the Risk? Jan 25, 2019

🕔Jan 25, 2019Agricultural policy analysis can be improved with a systematic approach to assessing relative risks for agricultural production. For example, the climate variables used to predict agricultural production outcomes are often […]

Texas: Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day, Cat Spring, Feb. 1 Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019The 27th Annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day takes place on Feb. 1 at the Cat Spring Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, Cat Spring. Registration opens at 8:30 […]

Indiana: Wine Grape Growers Beat the Odds Nov 1, 2018

🕔Nov 1, 2018Indiana experienced a cold winter and rainy ripening period, conditions historically suboptimal for grape growers. Despite this, Bruce Bordelon, professor of horticulture, grape and small fruits Extension expert and member of […]

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