Tagged Polar Vortex

Damaged Honeycrisp Blossom
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
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Apples & Pears
April 6, 2016
Risk Of Apple Scab Is High Despite Cold Temperatures
Researchers say snow does not kill spores, but it does complicate spraying copper and other products. Read More
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Fruits
March 29, 2016
Cold Temps Forecast To Return to Northeast, Great Lakes Regions
Arctic air expected to hit the first week of April. Read More
vineyard grapes winter snow
Grapes
February 16, 2016
Northeast, Finger Lakes Hit With Arctic Blast
Temperatures dip below last year’s record cold. Read More
Figure 1. Decline of older peach trees and survival of young replant following low temperatures in winter of 2013-14 in southern Michigan. (Photo credit: Bill Shane)
Stone Fruit
March 24, 2015
Peach Crop Hit By Cold In New York
New York grower says orchard tasks are behind due to snow and bitter cold. Read More
Figure 3. Showy (top) peach varieties generally bloom sooner than non-showy (bottom) types. (Photo credits: Bill Shane)
Stone Fruit
February 24, 2015
How To Decipher Cold Weather Effects on Peaches
Here are some common indicators to look out for if your area experiences a freeze event. Read More
Snow-covered grape vineyard
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
This young tree trunk was damaged by cold weather. (Photo credit: Tim Smith, Washington State University)
Apples & Pears
January 14, 2015
Cold Winter Took Bite Out Of Minnesota Apple Crop
Research scientist with University of Minnesota reported how the 2013 growing season and subsequent winter affected the state’s apple crop. Read More
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Stone Fruit
January 6, 2015
Ohio Peach Growers Hope For A Better Winter This Year
State hit hard by polar vortex; growers hopeful weather conditions don’t repeat. Read More
A typical vitis vinifera vine shown here in late May, has shoot growth only from buds that were below the snow level during the sub-zero temperatures endured this past winter.  (Photo credit: Duke Elsner)
Grapes
November 6, 2014
How We Got Our Vines Ready For 2015
Following these steps helped Midwestern vines recover from winter injury and be ready for the year ahead. Read More
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Farm Management
May 2, 2016
Department Of Justice To Investigate Dol…
Salad mix packaged at the company’s Ohio facility has been connected to four deaths. Read More
Citrus
May 2, 2016
As Hurricane Season Nears, South Florida…
All basins around the region experience rainfall deficits during April as totals fall far below average. Read More
Equipment
May 2, 2016
USDA Offers New Loans For Portable Farm …
Portable equipment can help producers, including small and local farmers, get products to market quickly. Read More
Vegetables
May 2, 2016
The Importance Of Producing Crops On Wel…
Many farmland protection options and tools have been suggested and used in efforts to slow the rate of farmland losses around the country. Read More
Leafy Vegetables
May 2, 2016
Electronic Eye Detects Decay Inside Bagg…
Researchers develop a way to help select breeding lines that will yield cut lettuce with a longer shelflife. Read More
Nuts
May 2, 2016
California Almond Acreage Up 6%
The increase follows a trend in which acreage has doubled in the last 20 years. Read More
Farm Management
May 2, 2016
USDA Unveils New Urban Agriculture Toolk…
For urban farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs, the toolkit is an electronic document that helps users navigate more than 70 resources, including technical assistance and financing opportunities. Read More
Cucurbits
May 2, 2016
13 Of The Latest Cucumber Varieties
Check out this slideshow for more details on 13 cucumber varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading seed breeders and Read More
Apples & Pears
May 1, 2016
USApple Debuts New Website
Industry group says new site is responsive to different formats, designed to be more consumer and industry friendly. Read More
Crop Protection
April 30, 2016
How To Elect The Right Fungicide For The…
Fungicide application is one tool of a successful IPM program for crop diseases. Used judiciously and appropriately, these chemicals are powerful allies in the fight against the fungi and bacteria that attack crops. Read More
GenNext Growers
April 30, 2016
Young Growers The Focus Of Industry Prog…
The next generation in the tree fruit industry getting support of leading industry organizations. Read More
Nuts
April 29, 2016
Look Out For Jacket Rot On Almond Leaves
Rains at bloom are causing higher than normal incidents of bacterial infections. Read More
Farm Marketing
April 29, 2016
Churchview Farm Aims To Close The Gap Be…
This year, from June through September, Churchview Farm, located just outside of Pittsburgh, will host four farm dinners a month, Read More
Farm Marketing
April 29, 2016
How Wholesale-Only Growers And Farm Mark…
We already know of some of the differences between farm marketers and wholesale-only farms. Farm marketers outnumber wholesale-only farms. Wholesale-only Read More
Farm Marketing
April 29, 2016
Who’s Using Biocontrols, And Who I…
With so many consumers concerned about how food is grown, many farm marketers find themselves in the unexpected role of Read More
Apples & Pears
April 28, 2016
Cracks In Your Orchard’s Infrastructure …
Modern blocks can increase your production, but if your training system is shoddy, you could see major losses. Read More
Citrus
April 28, 2016
Brandt Acquires Majority Interest In Uta…
Baicor will operate as a subsidiary in Brandt’s specialty formulations division. Read More
Production
April 28, 2016
Farm Demonstration Visits To Focus On So…
California farmers will share practical experiences in “growing” healthy soil. Read More
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