Orchard Crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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> Central Texas peach growers survive late freeze, hope for recovery http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/central-texas-peach-growers-survive-late-freeze-hope-recovery <div class="node-body video-body">Gillespie County, Texas peach crop dodges bullet from March freeze, but jury is still out on effect of 17-degree temperatures on fruit crop.</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/central-texas-peach-growers-survive-late-freeze-hope-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/central-texas-peach-growers-survive-late-freeze-hope-recovery#comments Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Sat, 24 May 2014 14:50:00 +0000 85961 at http://southwestfarmpress.com New record for New Mexico pecans http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-record-new-mexico-pecans <div class="node-body article-body">New Mexico pecan growers are reporting optimistic harvest numbers now that pecan season has wrapped up in nut-studded Doña Ana County.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-record-new-mexico-pecans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-record-new-mexico-pecans#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:08:00 +0000 84221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Texas fruit trees likely survived cold snap http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-fruit-trees-likely-survived-cold-snap <div class="field-byline"> Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recent freezing temperatures likely did not set Texas peaches back much, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-fruit-trees-likely-survived-cold-snap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/texas-fruit-trees-likely-survived-cold-snap#comments Orchard Crops Peaches Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:32:00 +0000 84011 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Most peach trees, such as this Red Baron variety, were not in full bloom during the latest bout of freezing weather and so were probably not damaged, according to a Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Extension Service expert.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Dr. Larry Stein) Save the citrus campaign http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/save-citrus-campaign <div class="node-body article-body">Non commercial citrus trees are threats to Texas citrus industry if not protected from greening disease.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/save-citrus-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/save-citrus-campaign#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:54:00 +0000 83881 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Western Pecan Growers conference, trade show set for March 2-4 http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/western-pecan-growers-conference-trade-show-set-march-2-4 <div class="field-byline"> Darrell J. Pehr, NMSU </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Pecan growers from Arizona, New Mexico, California, and West Texas will gather to hear the latest updates on production and marketing at the annual Western Pecan Growers Association conference and trade show March 2-4 in Las Cruces.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/western-pecan-growers-conference-trade-show-set-march-2-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/western-pecan-growers-conference-trade-show-set-march-2-4#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:20:00 +0000 83851 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>These pecan trees at New Mexico State University&#39;s Leyendecker Plant Science Center include Pawnee and Western varieties. The trees were donated to the university by Linwood Nursery. Global trends in nut production and consumption, the diagnosis of pecan nutrient disorders and a survey of pecan consumers&#39; preferences will be among the presentations at the annual Western Pecan Growers Association conference and trade show March 2-4 in Las Cruces.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (NMSU photo) Third citrus quarantine in Texas Valley http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/third-citrus-quarantine-texas-valley <div class="node-body article-body">A third citrus quarantine area established in the Texas Rio Grande Valley last week is good news and bad news for growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/third-citrus-quarantine-texas-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/third-citrus-quarantine-texas-valley#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:58:00 +0000 83681 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Florida citrus at freeze risk, Texas citrus growers watching mercury readings http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-freeze-risk-texas-citrus-growers-watching-mercury-readings <div class="node-body article-body">Mercury could drop as low as 28-degrees and citrus fruit and trees could still weather the cold depending on how long temperatures remained below freezing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-freeze-risk-texas-citrus-growers-watching-mercury-readings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-citrus-freeze-risk-texas-citrus-growers-watching-mercury-readings#comments Orchard Crops Tue, 07 Jan 2014 13:47:00 +0000 82531 at http://southwestfarmpress.com