Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Florida orange crop estimates continue to decline http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-orange-crop-estimates-continue-decline <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014-2015 Florida orange crop is estimated to be 96.4 million boxes, according to a May 12 report by USDA. This is 5.6 million boxes less than estimates earlier this year and 8 million boxes less than last year’s production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-orange-crop-estimates-continue-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-orange-crop-estimates-continue-decline#comments Markets Orchard Crops Oranges Tue, 12 May 2015 22:50:00 +0000 113951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Permanent guest worker program needed http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/permanent-guest-worker-program-needed <div class="node-body article-body">To illustrate the challenge agriculture faces finding labor, Ridge Spring, S.C. peach farmer Chalmers R. Carr III tells the story of a talk he made to a local Republican Women’s club.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/permanent-guest-worker-program-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/permanent-guest-worker-program-needed#comments Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Seasonal Sun, 10 May 2015 20:36:00 +0000 113661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Gardenhour Orchards recognized for stewardship http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gardenhour-orchards-recognized-stewardship <div class="field-byline"> Southeast Farm Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gardenhour Orchards, which encompasses 105 acres within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, is the 100th Maryland farm to receive the Farm Stewardship Certification and Assessment Program certificate and sign from the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gardenhour-orchards-recognized-stewardship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/gardenhour-orchards-recognized-stewardship#comments Orchard Crops Management Fri, 08 May 2015 13:48:00 +0000 113891 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">or</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">chard</span><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">, operated by Bill&nbsp;</span>Gardenhour<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;and his family outside of&nbsp;</span>Smithsburg<span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">, Md., was recognized at a May 6 ceremony there.</span></p> What does it ‘feel’ like to be a blueberry from harvest to package? http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/what-does-it-feel-be-blueberry-harvest-package <div class="node-body gallery-body">To get a better idea of what blueberries endure as they tumble through a packing line, Charlie Li developed the Berry Impact Recording Device, or BIRD. An embedded electronic chip records all the bumps and bruises as the device rattles along with the berries.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/what-does-it-feel-be-blueberry-harvest-package" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/what-does-it-feel-be-blueberry-harvest-package#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Thu, 07 May 2015 00:27:00 +0000 113841 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Team approach key to success for Titan Farms http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/team-approach-key-success-titan-farms <div class="node-body article-body">When he got into the peach farming business in 1990 in Madison, Fla., people would tell Chalmers R. Carr III that he couldn't be both a volume grower and a quality grower. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/team-approach-key-success-titan-farms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/team-approach-key-success-titan-farms#comments Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Peaches Mon, 04 May 2015 20:14:00 +0000 113651 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p><span style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">Chalmers R. Carr III grew Titan Farms, which now stretches across 20 miles, by planting new acreage with new varieties and by acquiring two nearby farming operations.</span></p> Pecan growers 'getting tails kicked in the marketplace' http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-growers-getting-tails-kicked-marketplace <div class="field-byline"> Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In terms of flavor and nutritional quality, pecans rank highly.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-growers-getting-tails-kicked-marketplace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-growers-getting-tails-kicked-marketplace#comments Markets Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 07 Apr 2015 12:25:00 +0000 113321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com A better way to spray blueberries http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/better-way-spray-blueberries <div class="field-byline"> Jordan Hill, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia scientists studying different types of sprayers and collecting information on how well those sprayers penetrate the different locations of blueberry plants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/better-way-spray-blueberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/better-way-spray-blueberries#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Insecticides Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:15:00 +0000 112811 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA BLUEBERRY farmers want to know the best spray coverage for blueberries.</p> (Gallery) Is it clear to plant? http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-it-clear-plant <div class="node-body gallery-body">Justin Shealey poked holes, sampled gas and got muddy all in an effort to help the vegetable growers in his area not lose tens of thousands of dollars and time by accidentally killing their spring transplants.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-it-clear-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/gallery-it-clear-plant#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:35:00 +0000 112791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Florida releases new evergreen blueberry varieties http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-releases-new-evergreen-blueberry-varieties <div class="field-byline"> Brad Buck, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Avanti “FL 06-203,’ Arcadia ‘FL 07-399’ and Endura ‘FL 06-377’ blueberry cultivars well-suited for evergreen production.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-releases-new-evergreen-blueberry-varieties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-releases-new-evergreen-blueberry-varieties#comments Orchard Crops Pome Fruit Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:50:00 +0000 112551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Florida Ga. Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association encourages next generation http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ga-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-encourages-next-generation <div class="field-byline"> GFVGA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Encouraging younger generations of farmers to get involved in the produce industry can be a daunting task, but the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association executive board members decided it was a necessary one for the association’s operations in 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ga-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-encourages-next-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ga-fruit-and-vegetable-growers-association-encourages-next-generation#comments Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Groups & Organizations Fruits Vegetables Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:52:00 +0000 112261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com