Clemson University graduate student Jordan Breland is working with agricultural engineer Bulent Koc to develop equipment used in a unique method of combating Armillaria root rot that is deadly to peach trees.
North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says now that North Carolina is past the last freeze, more strawberries are about ready for picking, and consumers should expect a strong crop through the end of May.
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...