Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Florida takes aim at exotic fruit fly after routine find http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-takes-aim-exotic-fruit-fly-after-routine-find <div class="node-body article-body">More than 40 Oriental fruit flies found in Miami-Dade County. This species is considered one of the most serious of the world’s fruit fly pests due to its potential economic harm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-takes-aim-exotic-fruit-fly-after-routine-find" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-takes-aim-exotic-fruit-fly-after-routine-find#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:13:00 +0000 115601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Scott Bauer, USDA Cycling through the downside of a farm economy http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cycling-through-downside-farm-economy <div class="node-body blog-body">People in the ag industry hope the bloody-nose-feeling the sector feels now at least means it has hit the dirty floor of the down cycle.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/cycling-through-downside-farm-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/cycling-through-downside-farm-economy#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Blog Cotton Marketing and Promotion Soybean Farm Press Blog Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:01:00 +0000 115561 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New planting technique protects peach trees http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-planting-technique-protects-peach-trees <div class="field-byline"> Jonathan Veit, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">South Carolina peach growers could extend the life of trees infected with Armillaria root disease by using a new planting technique on display at Clemson University’s Musser Fruit Research Center.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-planting-technique-protects-peach-trees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-planting-technique-protects-peach-trees#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:21:00 +0000 115491 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Planting peach trees at a shallow depth in engineered berms can protect them from disease.</p> Clemson University Citrus greening: Counting dropped fruit to identify problems in groves http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-counting-dropped-fruit-identify-problems-groves <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As citrus greening continues to impact Florida’s groves, growers have found that they need a way to quickly and accurately count the amount of fruit dropped early to help identify problem areas, which will save time and money.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-counting-dropped-fruit-identify-problems-groves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-counting-dropped-fruit-identify-problems-groves#comments Orchard Crops Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:14:00 +0000 115371 at http://southeastfarmpress.com University of Florida Texas-based National Pecan buys Georgia facility, moves to expand in Southeast http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-based-national-pecan-buys-georgia-facility-moves-expand-southeast <div class="node-body article-body">Texas-based National Pecan has bought Georgia-based Poulan Pecan Company. The purchase, which includes the Poulan Pecan Company processing facility and brand, is the first of its kind for National Pecan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-based-national-pecan-buys-georgia-facility-moves-expand-southeast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-based-national-pecan-buys-georgia-facility-moves-expand-southeast#comments Orchard Crops Crops Management Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:17:00 +0000 115291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>National Pecan is actively pursuing the purchase of pecan facilities, along with additional acreage in the southeast, southwest and western United States.</p> Clemson has organic peach growing 'in the bag' http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/clemson-has-organic-peach-growing-bag <div class="field-byline"> Scott Miller, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Clemson University researchers are opening the door for organic, chemical-free peach production in the Southeast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/clemson-has-organic-peach-growing-bag" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/clemson-has-organic-peach-growing-bag#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:08:00 +0000 115221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Peaches are bagged on the trees when the fruits are young and small.</p> Clemson University Shannon Shepp is the new Florida Citrus Commission executive director http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/shannon-shepp-new-florida-citrus-commission-executive-director <div class="field-byline"> Florida Department of Citrus </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Florida Citrus Commission unanimously appointed Shannon Shepp as interim executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus July 22.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/shannon-shepp-new-florida-citrus-commission-executive-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/shannon-shepp-new-florida-citrus-commission-executive-director#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:10:00 +0000 115081 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Shannon Shepp has been appointed interim executive director of the Florida Department of Citrus, accepting the resignation of Doug Ackerman, who resigned July 20 after four years in the position.</p> N.C. State researchers look at mechanical blueberry harvester http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nc-state-researchers-look-mechanical-blueberry-harvester <div class="field-byline"> Suzanne Stanard, North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s late in the growing season at North Carolina State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Castle Hayne Research Station as blueberry breeder Maggie Schaber walks the rows, plucking the occasional berry and popping it into her mouth.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nc-state-researchers-look-mechanical-blueberry-harvester" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/nc-state-researchers-look-mechanical-blueberry-harvester#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:28:00 +0000 114881 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Maggie Schaber inspects blueberries at the Castle Hayne Research Station.</p> Becky Kirkland/North Carolina State University Don’t want to endanger your soul http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul <div class="node-body blog-body">The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made it clear they didn’t want their pictures taken. And that was OK, too.</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/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/blog/don-t-want-endanger-your-soul#comments Cotton Grains Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Human Resources Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:37:00 +0000 114611 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Haitian woman drives the truck during sweet corn harvest in south Georgia.</p> Summer: More hot, dry weather is not what farmers want to hear http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear <div class="field-byline"> David Zierden, Florida climatologist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hot and dry conditions during critical point in the growing season is looking more and more like a reality that has to be dealt with. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/summer-more-hot-dry-weather-not-what-farmers-want-hear#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Management Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Drought Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:07:00 +0000 114551 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Right now, hot and drier is a good possibility for the next two weeks or so in the Southeast, and it could persist well into the second half of summer.</p>