Tagged afg-may2014

Berries
May 14, 2014
Berry Growers Sharing Great Ideas
In his Berries Column, Charlie O’Dell tells how one Mississippi blackberry grower develops high-yield trellis system and high density thornless plantings. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 14, 2014
Right To The Core: USApple’s Young Apple Leaders Join Forces On Capitol Hill
Eighteen men and women from nine states selected to participate in program. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 11, 2014
Tree Fruit: Breeding For Disease Resistance Is A Difficult But Worthy Task
"Although the potential return on investment is huge, breeding programs are typically long-term, diverse and complex, labor-intensive, and expensive to run. Relying only on performance results of the parents, the odds are against any single cross providing an eventual superior new release." Read More
Farm Management
May 10, 2014
The Business Of Farm Marketing: How To Boost Your Website’s Visibility
It’s a rare occasion when a topic for a column falls in place like this month’s did. I recently received Read More
Fruits
May 10, 2014
13 Tools To Help Specialty Crop Growers Manage Water Use [Slideshow]
From sprinklers to wireless management systems and soil tension meters, new equipment helps provide highly efficient — and effective — irrigation strategies. Read More
Fruits
May 10, 2014
Southwest Crop Injury: An After-Effect Of A Cold Winter
Trunk damage sustained from extreme cold in the Eastern U.S. is the gateway to perennial canker and eventual tree-dieoff. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 10, 2014
Take The Stress Out Of Thinning Apple Trees
There’s an art to apple cropload management, but a number of new models and methods are available that will help you add some science to your decision-making. Read More
Berries
May 9, 2014
New Research Highlights California Strawberry Growers’ Huge Impact On Society
The economic impact of the strawberry crop ripples out from the growers through all walks of life. Read More
Fruits
May 6, 2014
Terence Robinson On The Orchard Of The Future
Cornell University’s outspoken advocate of the tall spindle system says high-density plantings can maximize the economic potential of your business. Read More
Berries
May 6, 2014
8 Ways To Improve Internal Drainage In Blueberries
Raised beds are a good way to prevent phytophthora root rot in berry patches. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 4, 2014
Pruning, Close To Home For American Fruit Grower [Slideshow]
Local fruit growers visit American Fruit Grower headquarters in Willoughby, OH, to help prune an orchard planted in a modified tatura trellis growing system. Read More
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Fruits
May 2, 2014
Stone Fruit: Avoiding Cherry Fruit Cracking Is A Balancing Act
Gregory Lang of Michigan State University explores the causes of cherry fruit cracking and how to prevent prolonged exposure to water. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 1, 2014
Precision Cropload Management: Nibbling For Dollars
Growers seeking high-dollar apples need the courage to thin early and often. Read More
Citrus
April 30, 2014
Joel Nelsen: Decisions Needed On Drought [Opinion]
President of California Citrus Mutual sounds off on critical resource. Read More
Fruits
April 29, 2014
Winter Injury Update On Peaches, Grapes, Cherries
Winter injury is more than expected for much of Eastern winegrape, cherries, and peaches, leading researchers say. However, the true extent of the damage varies from site to site. It’s also important to keep in mind that although bud damage might have been sustained, the full extent of the damage won’t be seen until bloom. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 29, 2014
Non-GMO Fruit Labels Send The Wrong Message To Consumers [Opinion]
Consumers don't equate fresh fruit and genetically modification technology. GMO-free labels confuse the issue and create fear where there should be none. Read More
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Citrus
September 22, 2017
Water Management Concerns Flowing in Flo…
Efforts mounted and executed to move gallons by the ton to protect property. Read More
Varieties & Rootstocks
September 22, 2017
Take Time to Survey the Latest Florida C…
The calendar is full of display day opportunities to learn, see, and do. Read More
Apples & Pears
September 22, 2017
Media Reflects Modern Society [Opinion]
Little about fruit growing — or any agriculture — appears because too few of us are willing to illuminate the media. Read More
Citrus
September 22, 2017
When it Comes to Growing, Florida Farmer…
Let's raise a toast to the bold producers and researchers who are taking our industry beyond previously perceived crop viability boundaries to places once figured forbidden. Read More
Citrus
September 21, 2017
Hurricane Relief Fund Launched for Flori…
Money raised will benefit Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s efforts to aid families in need. Read More
GenNext Growers
September 21, 2017
Advice for Taking Over the Family Farm
If you are considering joining and running your family business, here are some tips to ensure success. Read More
Berries
September 21, 2017
Ways Florida Blueberry Growers Can Eleva…
Promotional efforts seek to harness power that drives the Sunshine State's ‘little blue dynamos.’ Read More
Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Berries
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More