Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Late freeze possible for Southeast this week http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/late-freeze-possible-southeast-week <div class="field-byline"> Pam Knox, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Temperatures in northern Georgia and Alabama -- and as far south as Birmingham and Atlanta -- could reach 32 degrees on Saturday morning. Colder temperatures could be seen on Sunday morning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/late-freeze-possible-southeast-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/late-freeze-possible-southeast-week#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Freeze Damage Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:31:00 +0000 113091 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Temperature outlook valid for March 28-April 1.</p> 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 US citrus greening problem gets more federal funding to find solutions http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/us-citrus-greening-problem-gets-more-federal-funding-find-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $30 million in funding Feb. 9 for 22 projects to help citrus producers combat Huanglongbing , also known as citrus greening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/us-citrus-greening-problem-gets-more-federal-funding-find-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/us-citrus-greening-problem-gets-more-federal-funding-find-solutions#comments Government Orchard Crops Fruits Mon, 09 Feb 2015 21:18:00 +0000 112131 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Florida Fruits and veggies get increased funding with new Farm Bill http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruits-and-veggies-get-increased-funding-new-farm-bill <div class="node-body article-body">The farm bill increased funding levels for specialty crops by 55 percent to about $4 billion over 10 years. Some of the existing programs were expanded and new programs were created.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruits-and-veggies-get-increased-funding-new-farm-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/fruits-and-veggies-get-increased-funding-new-farm-bill#comments Government Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Wed, 04 Feb 2015 23:41:00 +0000 111541 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>U.S. FRUIT AND vegetable producers should benefit from increased spending for specialty crops in the latest version of the Farm Bill.&nbsp;</p> US pecan industry cheers China’s move to lower import tariff http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/us-pecan-industry-cheers-china-s-move-lower-import-tariff <div class="field-deck"> Pecans are the only native tree nut grown in the U.S. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The reduction in the Chinese pecan tariff from 24 percent to 10 percent is going to put pecans in a very competitive place.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/us-pecan-industry-cheers-china-s-move-lower-import-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/us-pecan-industry-cheers-china-s-move-lower-import-tariff#comments Government Orchard Crops Government Marketing and Promotion Pecans Wed, 04 Feb 2015 14:29:00 +0000 111991 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Sharon Dowdy/UGA An effective, inexpensive citrus greening detector http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/effective-inexpensive-citrus-greening-detector <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Citrus greening causes leaves to store high levels of starch that can rotate the direction of reflected light from its original orientation. Florida scientists used this to develop a sensor to find the disease early in orchards.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/effective-inexpensive-citrus-greening-detector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/effective-inexpensive-citrus-greening-detector#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:14:00 +0000 111871 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>University of Florida post-doctoral research associate Alireza Pourreza uses the vision sensor he helped to develop to detect citrus greening.</p> Old, discarded pecan orchards can be rehabbed back to profit http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/old-discarded-pecan-orchards-can-be-rehabbed-back-profit <div class="field-byline"> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Getting abandoned pecan orchards back into profitable shape might not be as hard as you think, if you have the time, money and willing to put in irrigation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/old-discarded-pecan-orchards-can-be-rehabbed-back-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/old-discarded-pecan-orchards-can-be-rehabbed-back-profit#comments Management Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:20:00 +0000 111801 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>YES, YOU CAN rehabilitate old, discarded pecan orchards. But if you can&rsquo;t or won&rsquo;t irrigate the orchard, no amount of fertilizer or spray program will make the orchard consistently profitable.</p>