Tagged Polar Vortex

NOAA Temperature Outlook For Winter 2015-2016
Farm Management
September 28, 2016
The Time For Climate Change Denial Is Over [Opinion]
Extreme cold, droughts, flooding, record-setting temperatures have all been a part of this year’s growing season. 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 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
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
Grapes
February 16, 2016
Northeast, Finger Lakes Hit With Arctic Blast
Temperatures dip below last year’s record cold. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
Grapes
October 10, 2014
Michigan Vintners Prepare For Short Crop
Severe cold damaged grapevines which resulted in smaller-than-average crop. Read More
Grapes
August 22, 2014
Michigan Conference Focuses On Impact Of Climate Change In Grapes
Experts from Michigan State University, Ohio State University, and Northwestern Michigan College to discuss Polar Vortex, technology, and unmanned systems at one-day conference. Read More
Grapes
August 19, 2014
New York State Assists Grape Growers Hit By Harsh Winter
State to open winegrape market to grapes grown outside the state. Read More
Berries
August 5, 2014
Low Blueberry Yields, Cane Collapse Due To Winter Injury
Plants in Northeast, Michigan victims of polar vortex. Read More
Apples & Pears
August 5, 2014
More Headaches For Apple Growers In Midwest [Slideshow]
A combination of stress over the past two growing seasons and winter injury is causing tree deaths. Read More
Fruits
July 29, 2014
Minnesota, Wisconsin Vineyards Seeing Polar Vortex’s Bite
Vines collapsing, production down in states hit hardest by cold winter. Read More
Berries
June 17, 2014
Midwest Growers Still Grappling With After-Effects Of Cold Winter
Growers note low cropping of peaches, berries, and some apple varieties. Read More
Fruits
May 10, 2014
Southwest Crop Injury: An After-Effect Of A Cold Winter
Trunk damage sustained from extreme cold in the Eastern U.S. is the gateway to perennial canker and eventual tree-dieoff. Read More
Fruits
April 29, 2014
Winter Injury Update On Peaches, Grapes, Cherries
Winter injury is more than expected for much of Eastern winegrape, cherries, and peaches, leading researchers say. However, the true extent of the damage varies from site to site. It’s also important to keep in mind that although bud damage might have been sustained, the full extent of the damage won’t be seen until bloom. Read More
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Citrus
October 19, 2017
Disaster Relief: Ways Florida Growers Ca…
With billions of dollars lost to Irma, financial assistance will be crucial for many. Read More
Fruits
October 19, 2017
New Online Tool Helps Growers Determine …
California Land Use Viewer can help growers determine if they can adopt groundwater recharge practices on their own operations. Read More
Irrigation
October 19, 2017
Northeast Florida Farmers Stepping up to…
Green light given to nine agricultural projects steeped in stewardship. Read More
Vegetables
October 18, 2017
The 2018 State of the Vegetable Industry…
How has this year performed for you? Share how things have gone this year – and your expectations for 2018 – in our shorter, more focused survey. Read More
Citrus
October 18, 2017
How to Keep Track of Climate Change
Use cool tools to find out how your production methods may change in the future, how much your area is at risk, and how to limit your own impact on the climate. Read More
Vegetables
October 18, 2017
Stop Viewing Fellow Growers as the Enemy…
Instead, growers should focus on issues that benefit everyone, from gaining a stronger voice when negotiating with retailers, to finding a way to share ideas and costs on precision agriculture tools. Read More
Citrus
October 17, 2017
USDA Issues Disaster Declaration for Hur…
Operators in designated counties eligible for emergency assistance. Read More
Fruits
October 17, 2017
Hirst Named American Society of Horticul…
Honor was presented during society’s annual meeting. Read More
Crop Protection
October 17, 2017
EPA Takes Steps to Reduce Risk of Drift-…
With reports of dicamba injuries in tomatoes, peaches, grapes, and other crops, the agency works to reduce the impact of spray drift on vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
October 16, 2017
New Broad-Spectrum Herbicide Released by…
Grapple herbicide works on pre- and post-emergent weeds in orchards and vineyards. Read More
Citrus
October 16, 2017
Wrath of Hurricane Irma’s Rainfall…
Report says storm dropped enough gallons of water on Florida’s St. Johns River Water Management District to swamp 6.7 million football fields. Read More
Fruits
October 14, 2017
USDA Seeks Applications for Next Round o…
SCRI grants to total $48 million for 2018 fiscal year. Read More
Grapes
October 13, 2017
Fairgrounds Host California Fire Evacuee…
Gallo will contribute $1 million to fire recovery effort and will match employee donations two-for-one. Read More
Citrus
October 12, 2017
Irma Rains Down on Florida Citrus Crop E…
Initial USDA forecast reflects the fruits of what was left behind by monster storm. Read More
Grapes
October 10, 2017
Wildfires Hit California Wine Country
California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency for northern counties impacted by flames. Read More
Citrus
October 10, 2017
Impressions from Irma Indelible on the F…
Striking images from the field reveal not only the storm’s destructive nature, but also paths to recovery and reconstruction. Read More
Crop Protection
October 9, 2017
Field Scouting Guide: Black Rot of Brass…
Follow these tips for spotting and treating Xanthomonas campestris. Read More
Citrus
October 9, 2017
(We Won’t Back Down … ) Stan…
You don’t have to be a super hero, rock star, or award-winning scientist to aid farming. You can help by supporting professionalism in fields. Read More