Tagged Winter Injury

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Grapes
February 16, 2016
Northeast, Finger Lakes Hit With Arctic Blast
Temperatures dip below last year’s record cold. Read More
Geotextiles being installed.

Photo: Jim Willwerth
Grapes
February 5, 2016
Geotextiles Can Help Prevent Winter Grapevine Damage
Although Northeast and Midwest grape growing regions have so far been spared from extreme cold this year, the winters of Read More
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Grapes
January 29, 2016
Tips To Prevent Winter Injury
After two consecutive harsh winters, grapevine freeze protection is top of mind for many Eastern and Midwestern growers. Here’s a Read More
A vineyard worker first cuts the young canes out of the trellising. (Photo credit: Christina Herrick)
Grapes
January 28, 2016
Bending Down Vines Helps Young Growth Survive Sub-Zero Temperatures
An old tradition gone by the wayside is new again when it comes to vineyard winterization in the Great Lakes region. Read More
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Grapes
November 19, 2015
The Importance Of Dormant Pruning
Dormant pruning is important for ensuring balanced crop load in the Lake Erie Grape Belt. Terry Bates, director of the Read More
Only most recently fully expanded and healthy leaves, such as those on the left side of ripening blueberries, should be selected for tissue sampling. (Photo credit: Gary Gao)
Berries
November 10, 2015
Researcher Studying Benefits Of Growing Berries In Containers
The demand for blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries has exploded in recent years thanks to consumers who enjoy the berries for 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
June 26, 2015
Finding A Cold-Hardy Peach Variety Is Not That Easy
Peach trees and cold temperatures don’t mix. Just ask growers in the Midwest and East as they are once again Read More
The snow cover on these Vinifera vines is less than 1 foot deep, so very few buds are protected from the cold.
Photo: Duke Elsner
Grapes
April 9, 2015
Northeast And Midwest Grapevine Winter Injury Report
Temperatures dropped as low as -30° F in some areas, which has growers preparing for another rebuilding year. 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
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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Apples & Pears
May 29, 2016
Orchard Systems Matter With Mechanizatio…
“It takes years to turn orchards from a big, wild 3-D tree to a narrow canopy — a lot of Read More
Fruits
May 28, 2016
Orchard Automation Is On The Horizon
Industry experts say the advent of fully automated orchard tasks are on the cusp of happening — with a few companies leading the automotive harvest charge. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 27, 2016
Washington Apple Commission Elects New L…
The commission board also approved the export budget of $7.7 million for the upcoming 2016-17 crop, based on a crop of 135 million cartons. Read More
Fruits
May 27, 2016
California Drought Far From Over For
To preserve orchards and vineyards, growers are expected to fallow up to 350,000 acres of corn, wheat, cotton and alfalfa. Read More
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
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