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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Fruits
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
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