Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 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> Program offers more disaster coverage for fruit, vegetables and other specialty crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops <div class="node-body article-body">The new options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops such as vegetables, fruits, mushrooms, floriculture, ornamental nursery, aquaculture, turf grass, ginseng, honey, syrup, and energy crops.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/program-offers-more-disaster-coverage-fruit-vegetables-and-other-specialty-crops#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Government Crop Fruits Vegetables Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:42:00 +0000 111051 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>With the new Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program, producers can now choose higher levels of coverage, up to 65 percent of their expected production at 100 percent of the average market price.</p> Tennessee fruit production and direct marketing workshops scheduled in January http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tennessee-fruit-production-and-direct-marketing-workshops-scheduled-january <div class="node-body article-body">Fruit production and marketing are among the first topics to be discussed by University of Tennessee Extension experts in 2015. The UT Center for Profitable Agriculture is offering day-long workshops to producers interested in growing and direct marketing fruit through pick-your-own and on-farm retail markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tennessee-fruit-production-and-direct-marketing-workshops-scheduled-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/tennessee-fruit-production-and-direct-marketing-workshops-scheduled-january#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:31:00 +0000 110871 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Ag Forecast to be held across the state Jan. 14-23 http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23 <div class="field-byline"> J. Merritt Melancon, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">From new varieties to new technologies and markets, the University of Georgia’s team of agricultural economists will provide valuable insights into what 2015 will hold for agriculture, the state’s largest industry, during the 2015 Georgia Ag Forecast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/georgia-ag-forecast-be-held-across-state-jan-14-23#comments Cotton Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Crops Finance Marketing and Promotion Thu, 04 Dec 2014 16:00:00 +0000 110741 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>The annual Ga. Ag Forecast series will be held Jan. 14-23 in Gainesville, Cartersville, Bainbridge, Lyons, Tifton and Macon. Registration for the series is now open.</p> Scientists use poison frogs to kill fire ants http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/scientists-use-poison-frogs-kill-fire-ants <div class="field-byline"> Sandra Avant, USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The red imported fire ant damages crops, devastates small animal populations and inflicts painful stings to livestock and humans. Can poison-frog alkaloids kill fire ants?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/scientists-use-poison-frogs-kill-fire-ants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/scientists-use-poison-frogs-kill-fire-ants#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Crops Tue, 02 Dec 2014 22:57:00 +0000 110711 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A native of Central America, the tropical fire ant, Solenopsis geminata, has two types of workers&mdash;very large and small. Poison frogs are known to eat the workers and use the ant&rsquo;s alkaloids for their own defense.</p> Cider making a comeback in Virginia, expanding apple demand http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cider-making-comeback-virginia-expanding-apple-demand <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Tech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research being conducted at the Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Winchester, Virginia, is helping apple growers in the state meet the demand for production and improve the quality of hard cider in the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cider-making-comeback-virginia-expanding-apple-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cider-making-comeback-virginia-expanding-apple-demand#comments Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Apples Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:22:00 +0000 110681 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Greg Peck, a Virginia Tech Extension specialist. Virginia Tech was awarded a planning grant from the USDA&rsquo;s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to identify how best to address the needs of the cider industry.</p> Fruit, vegetable industry not impressed with immigration executive order http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruit-vegetable-industry-not-impressed-immigration-executive-order <div class="node-body article-body">President Obama's executive action to protect up to 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally from deportation doesn’t address the issue of an agricultural workforce. Growers still need a solution to help them gain access to a stable and secure workforce.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruit-vegetable-industry-not-impressed-immigration-executive-order" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruit-vegetable-industry-not-impressed-immigration-executive-order#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables National Vegetables Mon, 24 Nov 2014 15:07:00 +0000 110591 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia’s 2014 pecans: smaller nuts, bigger price, growing market http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia’s pecan crop this year looks to bring 70 million pounds to market. As harvest rolls on, small nut size has been a problem due to tough summer weather, but the weather did help the crop, too. </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/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/georgia-s-2014-pecans-smaller-nuts-bigger-price-growing-market#comments Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Pecans Fri, 21 Nov 2014 14:18:00 +0000 110561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>GEORGIA&rsquo;S PECAN CROP size has been about the same over the last three years, running 85 million to 90 million pounds, but this year the crop looks to come in a bit lower and closer to 70 million pounds.</p> SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 8-11 in Savannah http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/se-regional-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-jan-8-11-savannah <div class="field-byline"> Samantha Kilgore, GFVGA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference is January 8-11, 2015 and will be at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The event features three days of educational workshops and seminars, a two-day trade show and many networking opportunities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/se-regional-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-jan-8-11-savannah" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/se-regional-fruit-and-vegetable-conference-jan-8-11-savannah#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:48:00 +0000 110431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com What you need to know about new whole-farm revenue insurance http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance <div class="node-body article-body">Whole-Farm Revenue Protection is a new policy called for in the 2014 Farm Bill and developed by the Risk Management Agency that will allow farmers to insure all of their crops, livestock, and nursery and greenhouse crops for a revenue loss with a single policy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/what-you-need-know-about-new-whole-farm-revenue-insurance#comments Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Crop Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:45:00 +0000 110381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>PLASTIC MULCH beds ready for fall-planted vegetables in south Georgia.</p>