Tagged Georgia

Stone Fruit
September 9, 2017
Southeast Peach Prices Soar with Small Crop
While the Georgia and South Carolina peach crop is tiny, locally grown peaches are selling for big bucks. Read More
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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 23, 2015
Georgia Blueberry Growers Suffer Chill Damage
On early varieties, some growers lost as much as half their crops. Read More
Berries
November 17, 2014
Georgia Is The Top Blueberry State In The Nation
The Peach State experiences extreme growth in production of blueberries in the last 20 years. Read More
Nuts
October 7, 2014
Georgia Universities Evaluating New Crop Monitoring Technologies
They receive USDA grant to work with company to measure effectiveness of Internet-based devices in growing pecans. Read More
Berries
July 23, 2014
Largest Berry Processing Facility In Southeast Opens
Naturipe adds a second facility to its fresh and value-added processing capabilities. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 9, 2014
The Organic Price Premium For Apples
Prices fluctuate year-to-year, but even as the category becomes more mainstream, the market premium for organic apples is holding strong. USDA-Economic Research Service numbers for Atlanta and San Francisco, for example, show a steady increase in organic prices — especially in comparison to their conventional counterparts — over the last four years. Read More
Stone Fruit
September 21, 2012
The Joy In Serving “Georgian” Peach Farmers
In 1961, with the support of President John F. Kennedy, the U.S. Congress declared that “a principal objective of the Read More
Nuts
February 6, 2012
Pecan Thefts Reported Throughout Georgia
Sheriff’s departments across the state of Georgia have been seeing reports of nut crimes for the past several months, reports Read More
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Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
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