While low-chill varieties in Southern states may have experienced freeze damage for the second year in a row, giving those plants extra care will help ensure a good start to the 2018 growing season.
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss.
Peaches, blueberries, and strawberries among crops damaged.
Website helps growers determine whether or not crops are at risk of damage.
Assistance is available for growers who experienced a damaging hard freeze in the spring and extreme drought in the summer.
Scientists at Cornell University say ‘nightmare scenario’ for many growers going to be the norm if steps aren’t taken to stop global warming.
Western Massachusetts growers who experienced tree loss or damage may be eligible for farm loans.
Although there is some damage to flower buds, experts suggest thinning decisions should be made once the crop is set.
Crop insurance, smudge pots, among tactics growers have been using to combat cold temperatures.
Always follow the instructions on the product’s label.
Frost protection for flowering crops permitted due to the threat of freezing conditions.
After two consecutive brutal winters, growers in the Northeast and Midwest are working to salvage vines.
Growers keep an eye on the thermometer as temperatures dip into the mid to low 20s.
Blooming trees hurt by freezing temperatures; some growers suffered significant loses.
Plastic coverings, sprinklers used to keep crops warm with consecutive nights of low temperatures.
Some vines were a total loss, while others fared relatively well. Experts weigh in on grapevine health in the Northeast and Midwest after an extremely cold 2014.
Key points before and after the critical bloom period make exposure to freezing temperatures relevant.