A researcher at the University of Idaho says farmers can benefit from droughts. Garth Taylor says droughts can be harsh on the farmers who are directly impacted, but as a whole, farmers benefit from droughts because they reduce production and drive prices higher, according to news organization The Capital Press. Taylor pointed out that during the most recent extended drought …
Tyron Spearman has a look at the long-range forecast for the Southeast growing season.
Exceptionally low temperatures in mid-March were worrisome for peach, blueberry and strawberry producers. With portions of North Alabama sinking into the low 20s and central and south Alabama slipping below 30 degrees, producers and Alabama Extension agents feared for the future of spring berry and fruit crops.
Everett Griner talks about how the warm winter weather brought trouble in today’s Agri View.
Everett Griner talks about California drenched buy much needed rain in today’s Agri View.
In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending March 17th, we have an update concerning avian influenza, when damage assessments to certain crops might be available after this week’s freeze event, cabbage, weather damage to pecan trees,
Damage assessments to peaches and other southeastern crops will continue for weeks in the aftermath of this week’s freeze event. Rod Bain has the first part of this story.
Everett Griner talks about a storm destroying 115-year-old trees in today’s Agri View.
The threat of freezing temperatures in Alabama quickly shifted strawberry and peach growers from production mode into protection mode. Producers of both fruits are making preparations to protect their crops from frost and freezing temperatures.
Arctic air could bring trouble for southeastern fruit crops, particularly peaches. Gary Crawford has the first part of this story.