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
Greg Lang
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
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More
GenNext Growers
November 12, 2017
USDA to Fund Research on Next Generation…
Engineering, production projects are designed to spur farming innovation. Read More
Berries
November 11, 2017
2018 North American Raspberry and Blackb…
Featured speakers at the annual conference, slated for February in Ventura, CA, include Miles Reiter of Driscoll’s. Read More