Tagged freeze damage

peach buds and blossom
Stone Fruit
May 8, 2017
USDA Researchers Say Georgia Peach Crop Worst in 100 Years
Spring freeze, not enough chill hours make for a tough growing season. Read More
Berries
April 26, 2017
Tips To Manage Winter-Damaged Blueberries
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. Read More
Freeze protected blueberry bushes in Florida
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from Late-Season Cold Snap
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Freeze protected peach trees in Florida
Cold Protection
March 21, 2017
Freezing Temperatures Hit South Carolina Crops Hard
Peaches, blueberries, and strawberries among crops damaged. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 3, 2017
Apple Freeze Risk Tool Helps Growers Assess Troublesome Temperatures
Website helps growers determine whether or not crops are at risk of damage. 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
Farm Management
September 6, 2016
Study Says Early Springs More Frequent In Next 30 Years
Scientists at Cornell University say ‘nightmare scenario’ for many growers going to be the norm if steps aren’t taken to stop global warming. Read More
a trio of peaches
Stone Fruit
August 3, 2016
Loans Available For Stone Fruit Growers Hit By February Freeze
Western Massachusetts growers who experienced tree loss or damage may be eligible for farm loans. Read More
Fruits
April 19, 2016
Researchers Say It’s Too Soon To React To Frost Damage
Although there is some damage to flower buds, experts suggest thinning decisions should be made once the crop is set. Read More
Fruits
April 12, 2016
Experts Offer Tips On How Fruit Growers Can Combat Cold Temperatures
Crop insurance, smudge pots, among tactics growers have been using to combat cold temperatures. Read More
Apples & Pears
April 7, 2016
Apple Growers Need To Be Cautious About Frost Treatment
Always follow the instructions on the product’s label. Read More
frost trees
Cold Protection
March 31, 2016
New Jersey Department Of Ag OKs Controlled Burning, Smudge Pots
Frost protection for flowering crops permitted due to the threat of freezing conditions. Read More
Grapes
April 28, 2015
Assessing And Managing Grapevine Freeze Injury
After two consecutive brutal winters, growers in the Northeast and Midwest are working to salvage vines. Read More
Fruits
April 24, 2015
East, Midwest Braces For Cold Snap
Growers keep an eye on the thermometer as temperatures dip into the mid to low 20s. Read More
peach buds and blossom
Stone Fruit
April 7, 2015
Southeast Peach Growers Impacted By Cold Snap
Blooming trees hurt by freezing temperatures; some growers suffered significant loses. Read More
Berries
March 31, 2015
Southern Strawberry, Peach Growers Concerned About Cold Snap
Plastic coverings, sprinklers used to keep crops warm with consecutive nights of low temperatures. Read More
Grapes
February 11, 2015
Grapevine Health Post-Polar Vortex
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. Read More
Nuts
January 28, 2015
How Freezing Temperature Affect Bearing And New Trees
Key points before and after the critical bloom period make exposure to freezing temperatures relevant. Read More
Fruits
September 15, 2014
Deadline Nearing For Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Fruit growers who suffered losses due to frost or freeze in 2012 could be eligible for assistance through USDA’S Farm Service Agency. Read More
Apples & Pears
January 23, 2013
Reducing Frost Damage: Lessons Learned
The weather in 2012 was wacky, to say the least. First it warmed up — a lot — and then 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