CFAP payments to specialty crop producers ‘significantly behind’ others

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act provided $9.5 billion in funding (approximately 0.48% of a package totaling nearly $2 trillion) to the Office of the USDA Secretary to craft a f... more »

Updates on soil moisture-based irrigation for orchards

Now is the time to consider the use of soil moisture sensors in orchards to provide guidance for irrigation scheduling. Installation and monitoring of the data produced are simple pro... more »

It’s time to evaluate the nutritional status of fruit trees

Unlike agronomic or most vegetable crops, orchards are perennials. Therefore, they can potentially take up soil-applied/supplied nutrients at any time of the year if conditions are fav... more »

Shriveled blueberries could signal mummy berry disease

Blueberries are one of the most popular fruits for Georgia because they are relatively low maintenance compared to other fruit species. However, there is one particular disease issue known as “mummy... more »

Climate-change research provides tools for farmers to adapt

Farmers are already seeing the effects of warmer winter nights and hotter summer days on their crops. Climate change is gradual, but increasing overall temperatures affect many aspects of farming, inc... more »

New degree in place for wine students at Washington State University

Students can now earn a bachelor’s degree in viticulture and enology from Washington State University. After the Washington State University (WSU) Board of Regents approved the new Bachelor of Sc... more »

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