Orchard Crops http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6071/more en Coca-Cola gives another $1.5 million to fight citrus greening http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/coca-cola-gives-another-15-million-fight-citrus-greening <div class="field-byline"> University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Coca-Cola Co. last month donated to the University of Florida a second gift of $1.5 million to support the long-term research aimed at stopping citrus greening, the widespread disease that affects crops in Florida’s $9 billion citrus industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/coca-cola-gives-another-15-million-fight-citrus-greening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/coca-cola-gives-another-15-million-fight-citrus-greening#comments Management Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 +0000 109001 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Citrus greening causes fruit to be green and misshaped, unsuitable for sale or for juice.</p> University of Florida RFID tags used to track produce freshness from farm to store http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A University of Florida-led research team&rsquo;s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store#comments Management Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 108971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com How to manage flatheaded borers in blueberries http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/how-manage-flatheaded-borers-blueberries <div class="field-byline"> Ash Sial, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The flatheaded borers are occasional pests of blueberries. The most significant damage results from the larval stage of the flatheaded borers as they bore into the canes. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/how-manage-flatheaded-borers-blueberries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/how-manage-flatheaded-borers-blueberries#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Insects Fri, 05 Sep 2014 12:28:00 +0000 108941 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Alabama plans for drones http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week charged the Alabama Drone Task Force to review the requirements to further Alabama’s use of drones in areas of agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.</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/equipment/alabama-plans-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 108641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>John Fulton, Auburn University engineer, demonstrates a UAV at the Autauga County farm of Andy Wendland.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation Pecan irrigation should be at full capacity http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-irrigation-should-be-full-capacity <div class="field-byline"> Lenny Wells, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s amazing how much water a pecan tree with a heavy crop load can use in late summer. The heavier the crop, the more water required. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-irrigation-should-be-full-capacity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-irrigation-should-be-full-capacity#comments Orchard Crops Irrigation Pecans Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:14:00 +0000 108461 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Bill aims to clarify ‘seasonal’ worker under Affordable Care Act http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The STARS Act of 2014 adopts the White House definition of seasonal employment while simplifying and aligning the seasonal provisions of the Affordable Care Act to better enable employer compliance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits National Vegetables Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 108161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia melon farmers did OK this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices at the start of the Georgia watermelon season were pretty strong. Growers that had melons available then, did fairly well and helped make up for last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 108011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Robert Ames, right, records the weight of a watermelon as fellow student worker Beau Lamb watches. Both work for UGA Vegetable Horticulturist Tim Coolong on the Tifton Campus.</p> Farm Bill conservation compliance concerns vegetable industry http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands.</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/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables National Reduced Tillage Farming Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 107951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com North Carolina peach growers’ assessment takes effect in January http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/north-carolina-peach-growers-assessment-takes-effect-january <div class="field-byline"> Paige Burns, North Carolina Extension – Richmond County </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In April 2014, North Carolina peach growers approved a self-assessment that will be used to support research by North Carolina State University specialists and expand marketing efforts for the industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/north-carolina-peach-growers-assessment-takes-effect-january" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/north-carolina-peach-growers-assessment-takes-effect-january#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0000 107931 at http://southeastfarmpress.com 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