Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Florida farm tries olives after catastrophic citrus greening losses http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-farm-tries-olives-after-catastrophic-citrus-greening-losses <div class="field-byline"> Beverly James, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Richard Williams unfurls his long, sturdy frame from a tractor and begins a stroll through 20 acres of olive groves at his farm in Volusia County, Florida. His in-laws, the Ford/Veech family, have spent six generations farming in Florida and have a more than 50-year-old citrus grove.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-farm-tries-olives-after-catastrophic-citrus-greening-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-farm-tries-olives-after-catastrophic-citrus-greening-losses#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:51:00 +0000 118451 at http://southeastfarmpress.com UC Davis Bayer rejects EPA request to cancel Belt insecticide use http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bayer-rejects-epa-request-cancel-belt-insecticide-use <div class="node-body article-body">Bayer’s Crop Science Division said Feb. 5 it has refused a request by the Environmental Protection Agency to voluntarily cancel the uses of flubendiamide in the United States, sold under trade name Belt.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bayer-rejects-epa-request-cancel-belt-insecticide-use" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bayer-rejects-epa-request-cancel-belt-insecticide-use#comments Orchard Crops Peanuts Vegetables Insecticides Peanut Vegetables Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:26:00 +0000 118391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>&ldquo;Bayer strongly disagrees with the EPA&rsquo;s methodology, which is based on theoretical models and assumptions that exaggerate risk,&rdquo; the company said. &ldquo;Years of water monitoring studies have shown residues of <span data-scayt-lang="en_US" data-scayt-word="flubendiamide">flubendiamide</span> and its metabolite are well within safe levels established for aquatic invertebrates.</p> You can go broke just breaking even http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/you-can-go-broke-just-breaking-even <div class="field-byline"> Todd Davis, University of Kentucky Extension economist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The problem many U.S. farming operations face now is the ability to cash-flow the business for the next 18 to 24 months. The long-term concern is the overall debt-load of the farm business.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/you-can-go-broke-just-breaking-even" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/you-can-go-broke-just-breaking-even#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Managing the Margins Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Inputs Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:41:00 +0000 118241 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Florida peach marketing order is not approved http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-peach-marketing-order-not-approved <div class="node-body article-body">Referendum of producers of peaches south and east of the Suwannee River to participate in a proposed Florida peach marketing order did not receive the required 65 percent approval necessary. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-peach-marketing-order-not-approved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-peach-marketing-order-not-approved#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Tue, 02 Feb 2016 19:10:00 +0000 118231 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New financial series to help your farm survive (maybe thrive) in 2016 http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">“Managing the Margins: 2016” is a Farm Press editorial series providing up-to-date strategies to manage the financial risks of farming in the Southeast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/new-financial-series-help-your-farm-survive-maybe-thrive-2016#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Finance Farm Press Blog Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:44:00 +0000 118051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Your farm’s financial future relies on honest answers now http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/your-farm-s-financial-future-relies-honest-answers-now <div class="field-byline"> Chuck Danehower, University of Tennessee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Where am I? Where am I going? How do I get there? A good farm financial plan can also answer these questions and serve as a map to your farm finances. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/your-farm-s-financial-future-relies-honest-answers-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/peanuts/your-farm-s-financial-future-relies-honest-answers-now#comments Cotton Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Accounting System Books Wed, 20 Jan 2016 23:56:00 +0000 118041 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Destructive peach disease Armillaria root rot targeted by Clemson researchers http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/destructive-peach-disease-armillaria-root-rot-targeted-clemson-researchers <div class="node-body article-body">Clemson University has received a $150,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support research aimed at preventing Armillaria root rot, which can cause the destruction of peach crops throughout the Southeast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/destructive-peach-disease-armillaria-root-rot-targeted-clemson-researchers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/destructive-peach-disease-armillaria-root-rot-targeted-clemson-researchers#comments Orchard Crops Conditions and Diseases Peaches Wed, 20 Jan 2016 18:04:00 +0000 117941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Although scientists have been studying Amarillia root disease for nearly 100 years, progress is slow in the development of effective long-term management and control strategies.</p> Florida citrus fades away as race to target citrus greening gets boost http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-fades-away-race-target-citrus-greening-gets-boost <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Although current methods to control the spread of citrus greening are limited to aggressive psyllid control and the removal and destruction of infected trees, researchers are working to defeat it on a number of fronts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-fades-away-race-target-citrus-greening-gets-boost" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-fades-away-race-target-citrus-greening-gets-boost#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:45:00 +0000 117891 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The Asian citrus psyllid carries citrus greening bacterium in its saliva and infects trees when feeding.</p> Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS. 250,000 people planted 65 million wildflowers to “Feed a Bee” http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/250000-people-planted-65-million-wildflowers-feed-bee <div class="node-body article-body">More than 250,000 consumers joined Bayer’s Feed a Bee initiative last year to plant more than 65 million flowers to feed pollinators across the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/250000-people-planted-65-million-wildflowers-feed-bee" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/250000-people-planted-65-million-wildflowers-feed-bee#comments Cotton Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Practices and Systems Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:24:00 +0000 117821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Studies have shown when bees have access to adequate, diverse food sources they are better able to withstand the stresses caused by the devastating Varroa mite, as well as other mites and diseases</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Steve McNair, director of development for Feed a Bee partner Salem4youth. Wire-and-wood pecan weevil trap helps farmers, raises money in Georgia county http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/wire-and-wood-pecan-weevil-trap-helps-farmers-raises-money-georgia-county <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A fundraising opportunity for one University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office has turned out to be an insect detection tool for pecan growers in Dougherty County, Ga.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/wire-and-wood-pecan-weevil-trap-helps-farmers-raises-money-georgia-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/wire-and-wood-pecan-weevil-trap-helps-farmers-raises-money-georgia-county#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Thu, 07 Jan 2016 01:09:00 +0000 117781 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A Dougherty County 4-H&#39;er helps put up a trap to monitor pecan weevils.</p> James Morgan/UGA