Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en El Niño appears in place for winter months http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months <div class="node-body article-body">“When you have an El Niño in place, corn yields generally are down from 10 to 35 percent over the entire Southeast."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/el-ni-o-appears-place-winter-months#comments Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops El Nino Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:51:00 +0000 111291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>ALL SIGNS POINT to an El Ni&ntilde;o weather pattern settling in through the winter months in the Southeast, according to David Zierden, state climatologist for Florida, who spoke at the recent Alabama Corn and Wheat Short Course held in Auburn.&nbsp;</p> Georgia Fruit, Vegetable Growers Association rebrands food safety program http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program <div class="node-body article-body">What was formerly known as the Georgia Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Program, or GA GAPP, has been rebranded as Produce Food Safety Services to more clearly state the program’s mission and primary purpose. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-fruit-vegetable-growers-association-rebrands-food-safety-program#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:14:00 +0000 111641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Calculating soil fumigant buffer zones the right way http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/calculating-soil-fumigant-buffer-zones-right-way <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 began to phase in new regulations for soil fumigant applications. Fumigant labels were introduced requiring stricter safety measures, including buffer zones around fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/calculating-soil-fumigant-buffer-zones-right-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/calculating-soil-fumigant-buffer-zones-right-way#comments Management Orchard Crops Vegetables National Nematicides Vegetables Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:53:00 +0000 111631 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Bill Brim, left, a Georgia vegetable grower and industry leader, speaks with Rick Keigwin, director of EPA&rsquo;s Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, shortly after Keigwin&rsquo;s presentation on fumigant buffer zone requirements at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 9 in Savannah.</p> New widespread federal program to focus conservation efforts at the local level http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-widespread-federal-program-focus-conservation-efforts-local-level <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, more than 60,000 landowners representing 4 million acres are enrolled in U.S. conservation programs. The newly created USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program looks to accelerate that amount in the coming years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-widespread-federal-program-focus-conservation-efforts-local-level" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-widespread-federal-program-focus-conservation-efforts-local-level#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Sustainable Agriculture Regulations USDA Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000 111521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>THE USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program will fund conservation programs proposed and designed by local initiatives.</p> Strawberry growers get disease-fighting smartphone app http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/strawberry-growers-get-disease-fighting-smartphone-app <div class="field-byline"> Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MyIPM is the first smartphone app that provides critical disease information for strawberry growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/strawberry-growers-get-disease-fighting-smartphone-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/strawberry-growers-get-disease-fighting-smartphone-app#comments Equipment Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Fruits Vegetables Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:22:00 +0000 111401 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Strawberries are a major U.S. fruit crop, generating more than $1 billion per year.</p> Several factors could join to boost fruit and vegetable demand http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/several-factors-could-join-boost-fruit-and-vegetable-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Looking at the long-term market outlook all the way to 2022, grower prices for vegetables are forecast to increase by 0.7 annually on average from 2013 to 2022. The import value of U.S. vegetables is forecast to grow by 4.6 percent, whereas export value is projected to grow by 2.9 percent per year through 2022.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/several-factors-could-join-boost-fruit-and-vegetable-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/several-factors-could-join-boost-fruit-and-vegetable-demand#comments Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Tomatoes Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:44:00 +0000 110951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>U.S. PER CAPITA fruit and vegetable consumption peaked in the mid-1990s, but several factors could join to help increase demand in the future, which is good news for producers.</p> Snapshot 2015: Cattle up, row-crop cash flow tight http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/snapshot-2015-cattle-row-crop-cash-flow-tight <div class="field-byline"> University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“It’s not as rosy a forecast for row crops as we’ve had in years past. This year is more of a getting-by year in terms of cash flow. The outlook isn’t as bright for row crops,” says economist. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/snapshot-2015-cattle-row-crop-cash-flow-tight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/livestock/snapshot-2015-cattle-row-crop-cash-flow-tight#comments Cotton Equipment Grains Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Books Crop Management Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:03:00 +0000 111321 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Ground pearls pose growing risk to Georgia blueberries http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ground-pearls-pose-growing-risk-georgia-blueberries <div class="field-byline"> Ash Sial, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It is extremely important to take precautionary measures to protect blueberries from ground pearl infestations because it is very difficult and takes long time to control ground pearls in perennial cropping systems such as blueberries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ground-pearls-pose-growing-risk-georgia-blueberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/ground-pearls-pose-growing-risk-georgia-blueberries#comments Management Markets Orchard Crops Crops Fruits Mon, 29 Dec 2014 14:53:00 +0000 111281 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Immature ground pearls in blueberries.</p> Ash Sial, University of Georgia Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference set for Jan. 5-6 http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/kentucky-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-set-jan-5-6-0 <div class="field-byline"> Aimee Nielson, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/kentucky-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-set-jan-5-6-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/kentucky-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-set-jan-5-6-0#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:25:00 +0000 111261 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia campaign helps farmers get certified organic http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-campaign-helps-farmers-get-certified-organic <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Organics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nationwide sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5 percent from the previous year and the fastest growth rate in five years, according to the Organic Trade Association. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-campaign-helps-farmers-get-certified-organic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-campaign-helps-farmers-get-certified-organic#comments Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111151 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Georgia has over 42,000 farms, but only 70 farms are certified organic.</p>