Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Leaf sampling: Best tool for pecan tree’s real fertility needs http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/leaf-sampling-best-tool-pecan-tree-s-real-fertility-needs <div class="field-byline"> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Using soil and leaf samples together allows pecan growers to match their fertilizer applications with the actual needs of the pecan tree rather than just shooting in the dark. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/leaf-sampling-best-tool-pecan-tree-s-real-fertility-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/leaf-sampling-best-tool-pecan-tree-s-real-fertility-needs#comments Orchard Crops Conditions and Diseases Crops Pecans Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 107821 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>SOME PECAN growers have started taking leaf samples throughout the growing season to try and determine the fertility needs of the tree.</p> University of Georgia (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug <div class="node-body gallery-body">Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug#comments Cotton Grains Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 107661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course <div class="node-body article-body">The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 107601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Photos) The 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmers of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year <div class="node-body gallery-body">Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Tobacco Vegetables Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 107571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Immigration reform falls flat in the House and misses the floor http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor <div class="node-body article-body">Immigration reform again lost traction in Washington last week when the U.S. House Republican leadership decided not to bring an immigration reform bill to the House floor, putting the brakes on any near-term solutions.</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/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-falls-flat-house-and-misses-floor#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Non-farm bill agriculture Vegetables Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:03:00 +0000 107521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com New Georgia law looks to protect fruit, vegetable growers dealing with brokers http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">HB 268 strengthens the existing “Dealer in Agricultural Products” law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/new-georgia-law-looks-protect-fruit-vegetable-growers-dealing-brokers#comments Government Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:36:00 +0000 107441 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HB 268 strengthens the existing &ldquo;Dealer in Agricultural Products&rdquo; law to provide an additional layer of protection for Georgia farmers.</p> Day of Action on immigration reform http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform <div class="node-body article-body">On Wednesday, a coalition of leading business groups, including the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers launched a Day of Action for immigration reform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/day-action-immigration-reform#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:55:00 +0000 107431 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman says failure to act on immigration reform is not an option.</p> Pilot program: South American fresh fruit to go through Georgia port http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pilot-program-south-american-fresh-fruit-go-through-georgia-port <div class="node-body article-body">The Port of Savannah will begin handling fruit from South America Sept. 1 that has undergone cold treatment, a process that prevents the transmission of agricultural pests.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pilot-program-south-american-fresh-fruit-go-through-georgia-port" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pilot-program-south-american-fresh-fruit-go-through-georgia-port#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:27:00 +0000 107391 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton Immigration reform: U.S. fruit and vegetable group ready to work directly with Obama http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-us-fruit-and-vegetable-group-ready-work-directly-obama <div class="node-body article-body">“If the House continues to disregard its responsibility to address this issue, the produce industry has no choice but to work with the Administration on short-term administrative patches that will be appreciated, but are ultimately unsatisfactory."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-us-fruit-and-vegetable-group-ready-work-directly-obama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/immigration-reform-us-fruit-and-vegetable-group-ready-work-directly-obama#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Employee Fruits Regulations Vegetables Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:35:00 +0000 107221 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Carolina berry growers surprised at harvest http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/carolina-berry-growers-surprised-harvest <div class="node-body article-body">Carolina berry plants were absolutely loaded with fruit for the 2014 harvest, and berries ripened all at once rather than gradually over a period of time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/carolina-berry-growers-surprised-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/carolina-berry-growers-surprised-harvest#comments Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Fruits Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:07:00 +0000 107071 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>HARVESTING BLUEBERRY crop using a mechanical harvester near White Lake, N.C.</p>