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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Apples & Pears
May 27, 2016
How Best To Integrate Man And Machine
If you want to implement labor-saving mechanization, you should start the conversation with the end user – your employees. Read More
Farm Marketing
May 27, 2016
Consumers Don’t Really Know What G…
A study from the University of Florida confirms what many farm marketers suspected: consumers don't understand genetically modified food and organisms as well as they think they do. In fact, 80% of consumers think food containing DNA should be labeled (almost as many who think GMO food should be labeled). Read More
Insect & Disease Update
May 27, 2016
Alabama Agriculture Department To Conduc…
Currently, Alabama is the only citrus-growing state that has not yet detected citrus greening. Read More
Insect Control
May 26, 2016
Temperature, Location Key To Predicting …
This year, leaffooted bugs are expected to be a significant problem in almonds and pistachios, but watching temperature and the Read More
Fruits
May 26, 2016
Consider Fumigating For Nematodes Before…
Stone fruit and almond growers looking to replant orchards might want to invest in soil samples to assess nematode populations Read More
Farm Marketing
May 26, 2016
Who Grows Organically — And Who Doesn…
We surveyed 816 fruit and vegetable growers and found that farm marketers and vegetable growers are much more likely than their peers to embrace the practice. Read More
Farm Marketing
May 26, 2016
Farm Dinners: Your Most Powerful Marketi…
Farm dinners are a hassle. They’re expensive. And ridiculously effective. Read More
Cucurbits
May 25, 2016
Whitefly Threat Has Florida Growers On H…
Researchers, state agencies working together to prevent a potential outbreak. Read More
Crop Protection
May 25, 2016
More Apps Help Growers Identify Insects …
Berries, apples, pears, and cherries now rolled into new app series from Clemson University. Read More
Citrus
May 25, 2016
Monsanto Says Bayer Bid ‘Financially Ina…
Proposal cited as undervalued, not able to address financial, regulatory risks. Read More
Stone Fruit
May 25, 2016
Researchers Study Why Cherry Cracking Af…
German researchers studied how water uptake and fruit skin determined a cultivar’s susceptibility to cherry cracking. Read More
Farm Management
May 25, 2016
Report Highlights Benefits Of Trans-Paci…
National Potato Council says report from the International Trade Commission offers the benefits the free trade agreement would offer growers. Read More
Fruits
May 25, 2016
Farm Bureau Says EPA, Army Corps Of Engi…
AFBF told Congress that the Army Corps' novel interpretations of environmental law are threatening farmers in California and other areas of the country. Read More
Citrus
May 25, 2016
NRCS Invests $4.3 Million To Combat Clim…
The Natural Resources Conservation Service in California is committing funds to help farmers and ranchers mitigate the effects of climate change and help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Read More
Citrus
May 24, 2016
Panama Canal Expansion To Bring Trade Op…
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam says a confluence of events is putting the state's producers in a good spot to open new markets. Read More
Citrus
May 24, 2016
Social Media Posts On GMOs Falling Flat …
Hopefully, the hysteria the West has perpetuated on genetic engineering will not stifle the potential of moving our production forward enough to help feed a growing global population. Read More
Fruits
May 24, 2016
Organic Food Sales Hit Record $43.3 Bill…
Organic Trade Association says organic fruits and vegetables logged sales of $14.4 billion. Read More
Grapes
May 24, 2016
Sea Change Coming To California Winegrap…
Vines continue to be pulled from the state’s interior, while planting is expected to increase along coast and in Delta area. Read More
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