Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 5 things to help your farm financially thrive in 2015 http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/5-things-help-your-farm-financially-thrive-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If crop prices do not improve, how will producers survive and thrive in 2015? For starters, we have to start now as the 2014 crop harvest is winding up.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/5-things-help-your-farm-financially-thrive-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/management/5-things-help-your-farm-financially-thrive-2015#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Chemicals Finance Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:20:00 +0000 109841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Prices for 2015 do not look to improve drastically upon the 2014 harvest prices.</p> Florida’s orange crop estimated at 108 million boxes http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-s-orange-crop-estimated-108-million-boxes <div class="field-byline"> Florida Citrus Mutual </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its initial forecast for 2014-2015 pegging the Florida orange crop at 108 million boxes, up from last season’s total of 104.4 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-s-orange-crop-estimated-108-million-boxes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-s-orange-crop-estimated-108-million-boxes#comments Government Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:15:00 +0000 109701 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA Tar Heel tobacco, peach growers favor check-offs as 2014 assessments kick in http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tar-heel-tobacco-peach-growers-favor-check-offs-2014-assessments-kick <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to the new assessment on flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina will have the resources it needs to protect and advocate for the business of growing tobacco,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tar-heel-tobacco-peach-growers-favor-check-offs-2014-assessments-kick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/tobacco/tar-heel-tobacco-peach-growers-favor-check-offs-2014-assessments-kick#comments Government Markets Orchard Crops Tobacco Peaches Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:54:00 +0000 109451 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p class="Default">THANKS TO THE new assessment on flue-cured tobacco in North Carolina, the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina will have the resources it needs to protect and advocate for the business of growing tobacco, says grower-president Tim Yarbrough of Prospect Hill, N.C.&nbsp;</p> U.S. fruit, vegetable, nut production to get $118 million boost http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/us-fruit-vegetable-nut-production-get-118-million-boost <div class="node-body article-body">USDA will allocate $118 in grants to support markets and research for specialty crops like fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/us-fruit-vegetable-nut-production-get-118-million-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/us-fruit-vegetable-nut-production-get-118-million-boost#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:29:00 +0000 109561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>WATERMELON PLANTS IN a greenhouse. USDA, as authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill, will award $118 million in grants to help the U.S. fruit, vegetable and nut industries.</p> Florida citrus greening researcher honored by fruit, vegetable growers http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-greening-researcher-honored-fruit-vegetable-growers <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association presented its Researcher of the Year Award last week to Dr. Lukasz Stelinski, associate professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida’s Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-greening-researcher-honored-fruit-vegetable-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-greening-researcher-honored-fruit-vegetable-growers#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Thu, 25 Sep 2014 13:59:00 +0000 109371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Lukasz Stelinski, associate professor of entomology and nematology at the University of Florida, received the Researcher of the Year award from the Florida Fruit &amp; Vegetable Association.</p> University of Florida Georgia Exports Conference Oct. 8 in Tifton, Ga. http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/georgia-exports-conference-oct-8-tifton-ga <div class="field-byline"> Jordan Hill, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">More than 25 percent of Georgia-grown agricultural crops are exported to other countries and that percent is growing. Those interested in learning more about the export market can attend the Georgia Exports Conference Oct. 8 in Tifton, Ga.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/georgia-exports-conference-oct-8-tifton-ga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/markets/georgia-exports-conference-oct-8-tifton-ga#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Import and Export Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:35:00 +0000 109321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Georgia Exports Conference Oct. 8 in Tifton, Ga.</p> Florida citrus growers need to remove, replant 6 million citrus trees http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-growers-need-remove-replant-6-million-citrus-trees <div class="node-body article-body">More than 6 million citrus trees need to be removed and replanted to curve the damage caused by citrus greening in Florida. Through the federal Tree Assistance Program, Florida citrus growers now can get money to help them get it done.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-growers-need-remove-replant-6-million-citrus-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-growers-need-remove-replant-6-million-citrus-trees#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Citrus Foliar insects Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:26:00 +0000 109291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>CITRUS GREENING threatens Florida&rsquo;s $9 billion citrus industry. Through a federal program, Florida citrus growers can get financial assistance to remove infected trees and replant with new ones in an effort to slow, or at least keep pace with, the disease&rsquo;s spread across the state.</p> University of Florida Nut size will determine pecan prices this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nut-size-will-determine-pecan-prices-year <div class="field-byline"> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Chinese demand for pecans at this time seems strong. Size will play a large role in export prices offered to growers, and our size is highly variable this year, largely as a result of scab pressure early and dry weather during nut sizing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nut-size-will-determine-pecan-prices-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nut-size-will-determine-pecan-prices-year#comments Markets Orchard Crops Pecans Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:18:00 +0000 109221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>STUART PECAN variety on September 5. You can see the kernels are filling well in this particular orchard and filling is almost complete.</p> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Pecan scab stopped by extract from nematode’s gut http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-scab-stopped-extract-nematode-s-gut <div class="field-byline"> Sharon Durham, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Researchers examined chemical extracts of bacteria to identify the major components responsible for suppressing pecan scab. They found that the extracts most effective against pecan scab came from the bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens (VS strain). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-scab-stopped-extract-nematode-s-gut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-scab-stopped-extract-nematode-s-gut#comments Management Orchard Crops Fungicides Pecans Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:26:00 +0000 109161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PECAN SCAB, a fungal disease, is the No. 1 problem for pecans in the Southeast.</p> USDA Coca-Cola gives another $1.5 million to fight citrus greening http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/coca-cola-gives-another-15-million-fight-citrus-greening <div class="field-byline"> University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Coca-Cola Co. last month donated to the University of Florida a second gift of $1.5 million to support the long-term research aimed at stopping citrus greening, the widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/coca-cola-gives-another-15-million-fight-citrus-greening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/coca-cola-gives-another-15-million-fight-citrus-greening#comments Management Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000 109001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Citrus greening causes fruit to be green and misshaped, unsuitable for sale or for juice.</p> University of Florida