Tagged drought

Farm Management
April 18, 2017
Survey Says New York Growers Lost More than 70% of Crop Last Year
Growers say they suffered more than 50% crop losses in Western New York. Read More
Farm Management
February 14, 2017
Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom
Nearly 200,000 people evacuated below nation’s tallest dam; even growers have had enough for now. Read More
Farm Management
January 4, 2017
California Snowpack Below Average – For Now
The January 3 measurement was disheartening, but a big, fat blanket of snow fell during the following week, and the state’s biggest reservoirs have levels well above average. Read More
Citrus
December 12, 2016
California Drought Relief Bill Passes
Senate overwhelmingly approves bill authorizing water projects across the U.S. Read More
Fruits
November 21, 2016
California Now Has More Than 100 Million Dead Trees
In 2016 alone, 62 million trees have died from drought and several other factors. Read More
Farm Management
October 11, 2016
Disaster Areas Declared For East Coast States Due To Spring Freeze, Drought
Assistance is available for growers who experienced a damaging hard freeze in the spring and extreme drought in the summer. Read More
Nuts
October 5, 2016
Almond Industry Slams Land Use Study For Inaccuracies
Crying foul, the Almond Board of California says criticism of industry based on highly questionable data. Read More
Farm Management
September 24, 2016
Water Woes Continue In Northeast
Hydrologist says this year’s conditions are bad but are part of a typical water cycle. Read More
Cleared farmland at 31 Produce in Ft. Myers, FL
Farm Management
September 13, 2016
USDA Expands New York Primary Disaster Areas
More counties have been added to the original disaster declaration, and more growers are eligible for funding assistance. Read More
Farm Management
September 10, 2016
Drought Rages On In Northeast
Growers see bright side of dry conditions with possibility of sweeter fruit. Read More
drought management; irrigation; water management
Farm Management
August 31, 2016
Disaster Area Declared For New York, New Hampshire Counties Due To Dry Conditions
Northeast has experienced a significant drop in rainfall this year. Read More
Fruits
August 19, 2016
Parts Of New York Now In Extreme Drought
Water deficits starting to cause concern for fire, water shortages in the Empire State. Read More
Fruits
August 16, 2016
Growers Optimistic Despite Drought
Growers say continued heat could cause early ripening, still expect season to progress as planned. Read More
Citrus
August 5, 2016
Move Over, El Niño, La Niña To Affect Fall Weather
U.S. forecast calls for cool, wet conditions in the Northwest; drought to continue in West; warmth in the East; and stormy in the Southeast. Read More
Fruits
July 30, 2016
Drought Parches Eastern Parts Of U.S.
Conditions worsen in Massachusetts and New York. Read More
Farm Management
July 9, 2016
Drought Hits Parts Of Michigan, Western New York, Massachusetts
States experiencing continuous dry months and lessening topsoil moisture. Read More
Fruits
May 10, 2016
California Governor Signs Executive Order To Continue Water Savings
Rule updates existing requirements for agriculture water management plans. Read More
Production
April 6, 2016
New Technology May Help Crops Survive Drought And Save Water
Research from Purdue University may be valuable to commercial growers and useful for many species of plants. Read More
Nuts
March 15, 2016
Experts Weigh In On Water Year
While the situation seems to be improving, California still has about 5.5 million acre-feet less surface water storage than average for this time of year. Read More
Irrigation
March 7, 2016
Western Growers Takes Aim At Lost El Niño Water
Association launches new water web page and digital media campaign. Read More
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Citrus
July 26, 2017
Despite Controversy, Most Major Ag Group…
Most of the major agricultural associations are coming out in support of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Sam Clovis to Read More
Citrus
July 26, 2017
If We Want American Farm Workers, We Hav…
Now is the time to lobby for ways to attract American labor. One idea? Offer college tuition and student loan forgiveness in exchange for farm work. Read More
Apples & Pears
July 25, 2017
Tips to Transition to an Apple Fruiting …
Follow these suggestions to make the move from a 3-D spindle-shaped canopy to a 2-D system using mechanical pruning. Read More
Crop Protection
July 25, 2017
Vegetable Field Scouting Guide: Diamondb…
Due diligence is needed to help take down this pest of biblical proportions. Read More
Disease Control
July 25, 2017
Brown Rot Sinks its Teeth into Michigan …
Unseasonably wet weather causes outbreak, and growers are warned it can spread to peaches. Read More
Fruits
July 25, 2017
Michigan’s a Hit with Tree Fruit Growers
International Fruit Tree Association’s annual summer tour draws nearly 250 attendees. Read More
Farm Management
July 25, 2017
Grants Allocated to Tackle Changing Clim…
Projects designed to develop new approaches to mitigate effects of changing growing environment. Read More
Farm Management
July 24, 2017
American Farm Bureau Weighs in for Growe…
John Duarte, the owner of Duarte Nursery, one of the largest grapevine and nut tree suppliers on the West Coast, recently gained Read More
Disease Control
July 24, 2017
Researchers Find Detection Method for Cr…
Oregon State University researchers developed molecular tools to work with commercially available kits that allow the user to quickly and effectively test plants for the disease, using a dipstick that reveals the presence of the pathogen within minutes. Read More
Vegetables
July 24, 2017
23 Of The Latest Pumpkin Varieties
Browse this slideshow for more details on 23 pumpkin varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading seed breeders and distributors. Read More
Citrus
July 23, 2017
USDA Invests $7.6 Million toward Benefic…
Projects to promote beneficial organisms as part of a pest control strategy. Read More
Citrus
July 22, 2017
Representative from Washington Proposes …
Move broadens use of H-2A to all of agriculture to include those with multiple crops and harvests. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
July 21, 2017
University of California Launches Websit…
Easy-to-read format designed to give growers up-to-date information on huanglongbing and Asian citrus psyllid research. Read More
Citrus
July 20, 2017
Atlantic Hurricane Forecast Taken Up a N…
Current conditions in the tropics warrant marked revision in potential storm season scenarios. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Researchers On a Mission to Find More Pl…
Federal grant to aid exploration of food security solutions for the future. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Farm Labor Stories Making the News This …
The agricultural labor shortage is strong enough that the consumer press is beginning to report on it regularly. Here are the stories making headlines this month. Read More
Sweet Corn
July 19, 2017
Variety Specs | Production Tips: Corn &#…
Each month, American Vegetable Grower® will offer growing tips on specific varieties, supplied by the breeder or distributor. This month, we’re offering Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2017
Florida Grower Magazine is Seeking Your …
Life hacks are common in social media threads these days. They are those clever ideas or tricks aimed at making Read More