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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Insect & Disease Update
July 22, 2016
Marco Rubio Backs Bill To Save Florida C…
Senator co-sponsors measure that would provide growers with incentives to plant more trees. Read More
GenNext Growers
July 22, 2016
Farming’s Next Generation Seeking …
Several innovative resources are available to help first-time growers acquire the property they need. Read More
Farm Marketing
July 22, 2016
How To Book A Great Band For Your Festiv…
Want to add live music to your fall festivals? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to find the right band for the right price. Read More
Farm Marketing
July 22, 2016
How To Entice The Local Press To Cover Y…
Sometimes getting publicity for your business is easier than you think. All you need to do is figure out how Read More
Cucurbits
July 22, 2016
California Cantaloupe Growers To Celebra…
The Golden State’s cantaloupes are now in peak production from major areas in the San Joaquin Valley. Read More
Farm Marketing
July 22, 2016
Find Out Where Growers Want To Sell Thei…
Earlier this year, we asked farm marketers which of their current business channels they would like to increase. Not surprisingly, Read More
Cucurbits
July 21, 2016
Study Shows Buckwheat Can Help Stifle Sq…
Unique cover crop choice attracts beneficial bugs, increasing pollination prospects and reducing insect threats. Read More
Citrus
July 21, 2016
Farm Labor Delays Taking Toll On Crops […
When it comes down to it, we have a choice to make. We either have to import our labor, or we'll have to import our food. Read More
Citrus
July 20, 2016
My First Trip To Cuba Proves Fruitful
The five-day journey was enlightening, providing participants with a better perspective of the state of agriculture in this country 90 miles off Florida’s coast. Read More
More Vegetables
July 19, 2016
So You Think You Can Grow Artichokes In …
Field trials are in progress to determine if this highly sought-after superfood can survive the swelter of the Sunshine State. Read More
Citrus
July 19, 2016
Funds Allocated To Address Impact Of Cli…
NIFA announces $8.4 for study and development of new approaches to mitigate effects of climate change. Read More
Disease Control
July 19, 2016
Open Your Eyes To Common Smut In Sweet C…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this formidable fungus. Read More
Crop Protection
July 18, 2016
Early Infection Of Downy Mildew Confirme…
The pathogen has been confirmed in Michigan cucumbers in Bay County for the 2016 season. Read More
Citrus
July 18, 2016
USDA Awards More Than $26 Million For Af…
The funding is to support more than 400 rental units in four states. Read More
Crop Protection
July 18, 2016
Potato Growers: Be On The Lookout For Ne…
Standard measures have been typically less effective against new strains. Read More
Business Planning
July 18, 2016
Financial Fortitude Key For Small Farm S…
Local threats like citrus greening create additional challenges for many of Florida's more modest enterprises. Read More
Citrus
July 18, 2016
Bayer Ups Bid To Buy Monsanto
Reports indicate new offer at nearly $65 billion. Read More
Cucurbits
July 18, 2016
21 Pumpkin Varieties You Need To Know
Leading seed breeders and distributors highlight some of the latest pumpkin varieties available. Read More
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