Tagged Winter Injury

Grapes
February 16, 2016
Northeast, Finger Lakes Hit With Arctic Blast
Temperatures dip below last year’s record cold. Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Disease Control
July 29, 2014
Downy Mildew Hits Finger Lakes Grapes
Growers also seeing spike in botrytis infections, vine collapses during growing season. 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
Fruits
July 7, 2014
New York Grape Growers Asked To Fill Out Winter Injury Survey
Results to impact purchasing provisions of New York Farm Winery Act. Read More
Berries
June 26, 2014
Michigan Blueberry Crop Suffers Winter Damage
Inland fields more affected, according to Michigan State University Extension agents. 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
June 13, 2014
How To Manage Winter-Injured Grapevines
Extent of sub-zero temperatures is becoming evident at budburst. 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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Fruits
November 19, 2017
More Tools Available for Organic Growers
Pest management, fertility, and certification information all available in one place. Read More
Fruits
November 18, 2017
Tips to Winterize Your Sprayers
Taking the steps to properly prepare your sprayer for the offseason will help to reduce costly problems in the spring, says engineer and spray technology expert. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Alico Overhaul to Cut Citrus Production …
Company restructuring aims to integrate legacy businesses and reduce input costs significantly. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Sustainable Farming Projects in Florida …
St. Johns River Water Management District grants backing to 12 on-farm plans aimed at resource conservation and nutrient reduction. Read More
Citrus
November 17, 2017
Florida Citrus Tree Rehab in Full Swing …
With Hurricane Irma well in the rear view, growers and researchers hope to work groves back to a productive state as HLB rages on. Read More
Farm Management
November 17, 2017
Consumers Forking out Less This Year for…
Annual American Farm Bureau average price report reveals you can host a fine Turkey Day feast for less than $50. Read More
Apples & Pears
November 16, 2017
USApple Seeking Nominations for Young Ap…
Deadline to apply for program is Dec. 31. Read More
GenNext Growers
November 16, 2017
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Support Yo…
Act designed to help next generation access affordable land, crop insurance, and financial capital. Read More
Crop Protection
November 15, 2017
Syngenta Secures CRISPR Cas-9 License
Other companies also have secured licenses, but few have announced plans to use the gene editing technology on vegetables. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Vegetable Breeding for Timing Is only Pa…
Early and late season varieties give growers flexibility and allow them to sequence crops so harvest crews have steady work over a longer period. But those varieties also need other traits like disease resistance and taste. Read More
Vegetables
November 15, 2017
Taste Is Back on the Front Burner for Ve…
In the pursuit for solving some of the biggest problems for growers, breeders have sometimes ignored flavor. Here are two breeders who have made taste a top priority. Read More
Citrus
November 14, 2017
USDA Announces Grants to Promote IPM Pra…
Methyl bromide transition, crop protection management among programs funded. Read More
Stone Fruit
November 14, 2017
Southeastern Peach Growers Hope for Wint…
Chill hours being sought, but the possibility of a La Niña climate pattern could mean a drier and warmer winter. Read More
Vegetables
November 13, 2017
Plant Breeding Is a Key Part of Precisio…
One theme that stood out during the vegetable seed trials this past summer was how much breeders are keeping future automation in mind. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Biostimulants Making Big Strides as It S…
The inaugural BiocontrolsSM USA East Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL, featured two days of educational sessions focused on how Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
So What Exactly Are Biostimulants, Anywa…
Biostimulants are one of the hottest new topics in specialty crops, but most growers could use a little clarity on where they fit. Here are the basics you need to know. Read More
Florida Ag Expo
November 13, 2017
Florida Growers Explore New Solutions to…
Farm innovation and alternative approaches to production front and center at 2017 Florida Ag Expo. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
November 13, 2017
Microbial-based Biostimulants: Big Poten…
There is no shortage of interest in or questions and opinions about biostimulants. Many are working to develop them as Read More