Tagged weather

Freeze protected blueberry bushes in Florida
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from Late-Season Cold Snap
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Freeze protected peach trees in Florida
Cold Protection
March 21, 2017
Freezing Temperatures Hit South Carolina Crops Hard
Peaches, blueberries, and strawberries among crops damaged. Read More
Stormy skies over Florida
Citrus
March 14, 2017
Concerns Mount in the Sunshine State Over Growing Rainfall Deficits
Water conservation efforts called for as the dry season rolls on. Read More
Farm Management
February 14, 2017
Californians Holding Breath as More Storms Loom
Nearly 200,000 people evacuated below nation’s tallest dam; even growers have had enough for now. Read More
Freeze protected peach trees in Florida
Citrus
January 19, 2017
New Technology Could Take Weather Intel to the Extreme for Farmers
Scientists aiming to make difficult climate-based production decisions easier for growers. Read More
the sunset on a hot day
Citrus
January 18, 2017
NASA, NOAA Concur 2016 Was World’s Warmest Year on Record
For the third time in three years, the heat gets turned up on surface temperature statistics. Read More
Washed out veggie field in NE Florida from Hurricane Matthew
Citrus
January 10, 2017
Was 2016 the Worst Weather Year Ever?
Near all-time records in average temperature and costly climate-related disasters make a strong case for dubious distinction. Read More
Farm Management
January 4, 2017
California Snowpack Below Average – For Now
The January 3 measurement was disheartening, but a big, fat blanket of snow fell during the following week, and the state’s biggest reservoirs have levels well above average. Read More
Low-volume overhead irrigation system at Jones Potato Farm
Citrus
December 5, 2016
South Florida Endures Driest November On Record
Region has not experienced any significant rainfall since Hurricane Matthew. Read More
Hurricane Matthew-damaged trellis of yard long bean
Citrus
November 15, 2016
Help On The Way To Florida Farmers Hurting From Hurricane Matthew
USDA designates four counties as primary natural disaster areas; loans offered to those eligible. Read More
South Florida Water Management District's Merritt Pump Station
Citrus
November 14, 2016
Dry Season Dangers Not On The Radar For South Florida
Emerging from an extended period of plentiful precipitation, near-term water supply, drought issues not anticipated in the coming months. Read More
Citrus
November 9, 2016
U.S. Sweats Out Third-Warmest October On Record
So far, 2016 is the second-warmest year-to-date in 122 years. Read More
raindrops in standing water
Farm Management
November 8, 2016
Washington Sees Record Rainfall
State rainfall for month of October slashes earlier years’ totals. Read More
Hurricane Matthew satellite image as it brushed past Florida
Citrus
October 28, 2016
How To Handle A Hurricane? Lots Of Luck, Even More Skill [Opinion]
Florida growers have been knocked down before only to come back stronger. That same resolve is alive and well after Matthew. Read More
Nuts
October 25, 2016
Pecan Growers Still Assessing Damage From Hurricane Matthew
Growers are hoping for federal assistance as cleanup from the storm continues. Read More
nasty storm cloud
Citrus
October 20, 2016
Power To Control Weather In The Hands Of Florida Farmers
UF/IFAS’ FAWN resource continues to enhance and introduce new tools, allowing growers to be better prepared for what Mother Nature has in store. Read More
Farm Marketing
October 13, 2016
What Next? What To Do After A Natural Disaster At Your Farm
Between drought in the Northeast, forest fires in the West, and Hurricane Matthew in the Southeast, many growers and marketers are trying to figure out what their next steps should be. Read More
Hurricane Matthew-Damaged trellises of Asian vegetables
Citrus
October 13, 2016
How Florida Agriculture Weathered Hurricane Matthew’s Greatest Hits [Slideshow]
Even though the major storm didn't make landfall in the Sunshine State, Mother Nature made sure to leave her mark. Read More
Farm Management
October 11, 2016
Disaster Areas Declared For East Coast States Due To Spring Freeze, Drought
Assistance is available for growers who experienced a damaging hard freeze in the spring and extreme drought in the summer. Read More
Closeup of Hurricane Matthew-damaged squash crops in Northeast Florida
Citrus
October 10, 2016
Damage Assessments, Recovery Begin In Wake Of Matthew
Early estimates on property losses surge into the billions. FEMA assistance now available. Read More
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Fruits
March 29, 2017
Water Allocations in California Deemed U…
Tom Nassif of Western Growers objects to a recent announcement that some in California’s Central Valley received only a 65% initial water allocation, while other growers in the region received 100%. Read More
Vegetables
March 29, 2017
Ocean Mist Farms’ Albert Pieri Die…
Pieri, who worked with Ocean Mist for almost 50 years, was a pioneer in the early days of California Artichoke and Vegetable Growers, which was renamed Ocean Mist Farms in 1995. Read More
Stone Fruit
March 29, 2017
Plum Varieties are Complex and Fascinati…
While diversity in species gives the consumer many options, plums can be a challenge for growers and marketers. Read More
Grapes
March 28, 2017
Understanding the Economics Of Red Blotc…
An economist and a plant pathologist team up to help growers understand the threshold for action when a vine is diagnosed with the virus. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 28, 2017
Washington State University Offers Powde…
Opening buds may be exposed to overwintering inoculum as temperatures begin to rise. Read More
Nuts
March 28, 2017
How to Determine Optimal Almond Tree Spa…
Determining the proper row spacing for an orchard should be based on more than production and equipment access, and growers should also ponder the number of trees per row. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
It’s a Family Reunion at IFTA
Some of my fondest memories on the road are at IFTA conferences. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 27, 2017
Out of this World Expectations for ̵…
With millions of trees going into PNW orchards, Washington State growers are betting big on ‘Cosmic Crisp'. The shift in varieties planted and more took center stage when the International Fruit Tree’s Annual Conference met in Wenatchee, WA. Read More
Citrus
March 27, 2017
Say Hello to the New Miss Florida Citrus
Storied tradition continues with crowning of the industry’s newest advocate. Read More
Irrigation
March 26, 2017
Tips to Maximize Water Efficiency in You…
Editor’s note: Spencer Cooper joined the Almond Board of California last fall as Senior Manager, Irrigation and Water Efficiency. Western Read More
Berries
March 26, 2017
Outsmarting SWD with Social Media
Entomologist in Kentucky uses social media for pest updates, trap catches. Read More
Citrus
March 25, 2017
New Videos Offer Tips on Planting Pollin…
A new video series on planting flowering habitats is designed to help growers support crop pollinators. Read More
Berries
March 25, 2017
Florida Blueberry Crop Escapes Slap from…
Freeze protection tactics prove fruitful as local producers look to gain from Georgia’s loss. Read More
Apples & Pears
March 25, 2017
Two MAIA Releases Available for Growers,…
‘Crunch-A-Bunch’ is an early ‘GoldRush’ and ‘Bakers Delight’ is a secret ingredient for baking. Read More
Nuts
March 24, 2017
Foreboding Fungus Vexes Almond Growers
In parts of California, almond growers have recently become concerned about Ganoderma root and butt rot. To put this concern Read More
Citrus
March 24, 2017
Marrone Bio Introduces Biostimulant to R…
Haven Anti-transpirant helps to reduce transpiration of fruit, nut, and vegetable crops. Read More
Citrus
March 23, 2017
Count Down the World’s Top 30 Agricultur…
Familiar names and several new faces among annual ranking’s elite. Read More
Pest Control
March 22, 2017
Fear of GMOs is Impacting Quality Food R…
Perhaps the greatest threat to our industry is a public that values instinctual opinion over careful research and the findings of experts who have dedicated years to their field of study. Read More