Water

Drought takes heavy toll on S.C. farmers

When the state drought committee declared an incipient drought in all of South Carolina in July, heavy rainfall fell in most areas the next few weeks. Myrtle Beach, S.C., Sun News Click here to read... more »

Reduction of overwintering inoculum in orchards with apple scab

George Sundin, Plant Pathology and Amy Irish-Brown, MSU Extension EducatorApple scab infection was prevalent this year, mostly due to three issues: (1) heavy inoculum carryover from 2009, which was a bad scab year; (2) large... more »

Labor housing in the Empire state

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor Like many fruit and vegetable farmers across the country, growers in New York state often have to rely on migrant workers to grow and harvest their crops. According to the... more »

Peach harvest: Hilmar family farm going strong through difficult work

In the early morning cool light, muffled thuds echo from the Bloss Avenue peach orchard belonging to Juan and Sandra Nunez.The Hilmar couple are deep into the harvest of this year's peaches, the end of... more »

North Carolina Farm Sells an Experience

By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor “You’re not just selling fruits and vegetables anymore, you’re selling an experience,” said Doug Carrigan of Carrigan Farms in Mooresville, N.C. “I could sell a gallon of strawberries, but if... more »

Precise GPS systems increase planting efficiency

When the light turns green, plant the tree. Dave Alpers said this system will pay for itself within the first year. Photos by Derrek Sigler By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor When Dave Alpers from Redpath... more »

Florida growers don’t have to provide migrant housing

By Everett Brazill III, Southern Correspondent This is part of an FGN series on migrant labor housing conditions in different states. Housing in Michigan was covered in the previous issue. This story examines conditions in... more »

Variable Rate Irrigation provides precision application

VRI can be mapped out to provide the right amount of water to each section of a field. Photo: Valley Irrigation By Derrek Sigler, Assistant Editor Valley Irrigation entered into an agreement with Computronics Holdings... more »

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