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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Fruits
June 28, 2016
Bees May Accidentally Bring Varroa Mites…
A USDA research team is learning that mite populations often spike in the fall, due to migration into the hives. Read More
Farm Management
June 28, 2016
USDA Announces Conservation Programs, Pa…
USDA, industry organizations join up to ensure conservation efforts include pollinators. Read More
Equipment
June 28, 2016
Washington State University Partners Wit…
DJI, a global leader in drone and camera technology, will work with the university to research use of UAVs. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 28, 2016
Parts Of Michigan Close To Drought Statu…
USDA report indicates parts of the state have received less than one inch of rainfall in June. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award
June 28, 2016
2016 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has…
Marty McKenna says if bactericides can help maintain production of younger citrus trees, it could have a huge impact on the industry's future. Read More
Citrus
June 28, 2016
Panama Canal Expands For New Trade Oppor…
First vessel passes through new, larger locks as country celebrates. Read More
Fruits
June 28, 2016
Fruit Association Chief To Head Californ…
Barry Bedwell has been president and CEO of the California Fresh Fruit Association since 2003. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
June 27, 2016
Tree Cover Product Created To Help Fight…
Unique protection for young citrus trees could help cut pest-control costs up to 50% in the first two years. Read More
Grapes
June 27, 2016
Make Time To Visit Other Vineyards
Getting out in your neighbor’s vineyard can help improve your own. Read More
Farm Management
June 24, 2016
Senate Reaches Agreement On GMO Labeling…
The measure would nullify Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, which takes effect July 1. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 24, 2016
Ideas For How To Label Your Products [Ph…
Take a look at how several different local food producers designed their labeling to not only include legally required information, but also marketing messages that make them stand out. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 24, 2016
Florida Publishes Great Resource For Agr…
Florida Agritourism Association releases a hefty 66-page guide to running an agritourism operation, one packed full of advice that crosses state lines, as well as state-specific information. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 24, 2016
Are Farmers’ Markets Losing Their …
The Washington Post published an in depth article questioning if farmers markets have become such a social venue, that customers are buying more prepared food than fresh produce. Read More
Citrus
June 24, 2016
Is It EPA’s Intention To Help Or H…
A common theme I see in complaints about the government agency is it appears to be taking action more and more based on ideology and public opinion rather than sound science. Read More
Crop Protection
June 23, 2016
Scientists Selected To Work On Healthy H…
The four-year, $1 million program has a goal of improving the health of honeybee colonies. Read More
Citrus
June 23, 2016
Survey: Consumers Hungry For More Info O…
University of Florida researchers find learning opportunity among poll results regarding genetically modified foods. Read More
Citrus
June 23, 2016
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Associatio…
Mike Allen, a Founder of Politico and its Chief White House Correspondent, slated as keynote speaker for association's 73rd annual gathering. Read More
Fruits
June 22, 2016
Florida Growers Warned To Beware Of Brow…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this insect pest. Read More
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