Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en 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> 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>