Orchard Crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Proposed biological control for Asian citrus psyllid http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/proposed-biological-control-asian-citrus-psyllid <div class="node-body article-body">Economic losses attributable to HLB in Florida are estimated at greater than $1.7 billion.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/proposed-biological-control-asian-citrus-psyllid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/proposed-biological-control-asian-citrus-psyllid#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 15 Dec 2014 21:17:00 +0000 89941 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Growth of the Texas olive industry http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growth-texas-olive-industry <div class="node-body article-body">ÔÇťOlives will grow in virtually any kind of environment and all kinds of soil, but the biggest issue Texas has with growing olives is the weather."</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growth-texas-olive-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/growth-texas-olive-industry#comments Orchard Crops Fruits Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:32:00 +0000 89851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Revised pecan production in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/revised-pecan-production-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Pecans are the No. 1 fruit crop in Texas in terms of acreage, but the industry has suffered greatly in recent years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/revised-pecan-production-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/revised-pecan-production-texas#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19:00:00 +0000 89801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com APHIS seeks comment on predator wasp release http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/aphis-seeks-comment-predator-wasp-release <div class="node-body article-body">Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus diseases in the world.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/aphis-seeks-comment-predator-wasp-release" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/aphis-seeks-comment-predator-wasp-release#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:06:00 +0000 88801 at http://southwestfarmpress.com The need for more grapes in Texas http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/need-more-grapes-texas <div class="node-body article-body">Producers of Texas grapes and wines, many of them new farming families, are taking advantage of an expanding market for Texas wine products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/need-more-grapes-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/need-more-grapes-texas#comments Orchard Crops Grapes Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:05:00 +0000 88531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Growing grapes in Texas is nothing new. The state may well have been the first place in the New World where grapes were grown with the intent of producing wine</p> The silent war on U.S. agriculture http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/silent-war-us-agriculture <div class="node-body article-body">Closing of the USDA-ARS Kika de la Garza Subtropical Agricultural Research Center in Weslaco, Texas, could compromise food saety and productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/silent-war-us-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/silent-war-us-agriculture#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:32:00 +0000 88391 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>U.S. Congressmen (from left) Rep. Filemon Vela, Jr, D-Texas, and Rep. Collin Peterson, D-Minnesota, examine branches from a tree infected with citrus greening. Looking on are Humberto Garza, district director for Vela&rsquo;s office (center) and Dr. Erik Mirkov (right), virologist at the Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco. At rear is Manny Gautreaux, operations manager at the Center.</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) Citrus greening identified near Houston http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-identified-near-houston <div class="field-byline"> Kathleen Phillips, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tree owners in Harris County urged to be vigilant to help prevent the spread of citrus greening.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-identified-near-houston" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/citrus-greening-identified-near-houston#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:53:00 +0000 87271 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>An adult Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus leaf. The insect is responsible for citrus greening disease.</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Monte Nesbitt) New Mexico pecan specialists see bright future for pecan growers http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-mexico-pecan-specialists-see-bright-future-pecan-growers <div class="node-body article-body">An increasing global demand for pecans offers a bright spot for the industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-mexico-pecan-specialists-see-bright-future-pecan-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-mexico-pecan-specialists-see-bright-future-pecan-growers#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:37:00 +0000 87061 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas pecan crop could top 55 million pounds http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-pecan-crop-could-top-55-million-pounds <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2014 Texas pecan crop is estimated to produce from 50 million to 55 million pounds, a level that likely will mean continued high prices, says a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-pecan-crop-could-top-55-million-pounds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-pecan-crop-could-top-55-million-pounds#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:48:00 +0000 86721 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Pecan trees have male and female flowers, and both can be damaged by frost and freeze, according to Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service experts. This picture , taken south of Stephenville on May 5, shows browning from a late April freeze to terminal tips where the female flowers are found. The long, pollen-bearing catkins shown survived or were only partially damaged.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Monte Nesbitt) Texas peach season underway, offers hope for recovery http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-peach-season-underway-offers-hope-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">An early March Central Texas freeze caused about half the area's peach buds to drop before they bloomed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-peach-season-underway-offers-hope-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-peach-season-underway-offers-hope-recovery#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Wed, 28 May 2014 21:43:00 +0000 86001 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>The year&#39;s first Texas peaches are now coming in.</p>