It is a bitter coincidence for blueberry growers in Georgia that a winter, characterized by unusually warm temperatures and mild conditions, will long be remembered for a devastating freeze that occurred on spring’s doorstep.
Farmers use a variety of techniques to help protect their vulnerable crops against frost damage when temperatures get near 32 F, including irrigation, large fans or other heating methods. But it is hard to know when to start the frost prevention...
Florida citrus growers continue to lose ground in their decade-long fight against citrus greening disease, falling to a record low production this season.
This approach to controlling citrus greening, by blocking bacterial transmission by the psyllid, runs contrary to existing 'kill the insect' strategies.