Orchard Crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en Texas citrus producers receive aid from USDA-FSA for HLB losses http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-citrus-producers-receive-aid-usda-fsa-hlb-losses <div class="node-body article-body">Assistance for citrus producers with citrus greening may be available from USDA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-citrus-producers-receive-aid-usda-fsa-hlb-losses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-citrus-producers-receive-aid-usda-fsa-hlb-losses#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Thu, 28 May 2015 19:59:00 +0000 92631 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Experimental use permit approved to test spinach product for citrus greening control http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/experimental-use-permit-approved-test-spinach-product-citrus-greening-control <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Research conducted by Dr. Erik Mirkov, a plant pathologist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, resulted in the production of proteins that appear to provide effective control of citrus greening disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/experimental-use-permit-approved-test-spinach-product-citrus-greening-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/experimental-use-permit-approved-test-spinach-product-citrus-greening-control#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 20 May 2015 19:55:00 +0000 92491 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Western pecan growers converge on Las Cruces http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/western-pecan-growers-converge-las-cruces <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico's vital pecan crop probably reached USDA’s fall 65-million pound estimate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/western-pecan-growers-converge-las-cruces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/western-pecan-growers-converge-las-cruces#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:54:00 +0000 91511 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>For much of the West 2015 will be an <em>on</em> year again in the pecan growing cycle.</p> USDA offers $30 million to fight citrus disease http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-offers-30-million-fight-citrus-disease <div class="node-body article-body">Citrus growers say the biggest challenge remains the threat caused by Asian citrus psyllids (ACP) and the spread of dreaded Huanglongbing (HLB) disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-offers-30-million-fight-citrus-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/usda-offers-30-million-fight-citrus-disease#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:23:00 +0000 91251 at http://southwestfarmpress.com 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">“Olives 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)