Orchard Crops http://southwestfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6081/more en 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 In New Mexico it is not good nutty weather http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-mexico-it-not-good-nutty-weather <div class="node-body article-body">It has not only been a strange year for New Mexico pecan growers, it has, so far, been a surprisingly good year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-mexico-it-not-good-nutty-weather" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/new-mexico-it-not-good-nutty-weather#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:28:00 +0000 82431 at http://southwestfarmpress.com Cooperation among agencies seen as key to HLB management http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cooperation-among-agencies-seen-key-hlb-management <div class="node-body article-body">Citrus greening causes fruit to green, become misshapen and taste bitter. It has devastated millions of acres of citrus crops throughout the United States</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cooperation-among-agencies-seen-key-hlb-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/cooperation-among-agencies-seen-key-hlb-management#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Wed, 18 Dec 2013 18:11:00 +0000 82221 at http://southwestfarmpress.com “Orange Revolution” encouraged by retired plant pathologist http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/orange-revolution-encouraged-retired-plant-pathologist <div class="field-byline"> Rod Santa Ana, Texas AgriLife </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Texas A&M plant pathologist has encouraged citrus producers to follow in the footsteps of the Dr. Norman Borlaug and create an “Orange Revolution” to improve productivity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/orange-revolution-encouraged-retired-plant-pathologist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/orange-revolution-encouraged-retired-plant-pathologist#comments Orchard Crops Citrus Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:35:00 +0000 81821 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>Inspecting a high density, micro-budded citrus orchard near Mission are (l to r) Dr. Juan Anciso, Dr. Mani Skaria and Barbara Storz.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> (AgriLife Communications photo by Rod Santa Ana) Pecan research taps into advanced technologies http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-research-taps-advanced-technologies <div class="node-body article-body">The use of genetics will help researchers understand how pecan trees function and potentially reveal solutions to production problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-research-taps-advanced-technologies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southwestfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/pecan-research-taps-advanced-technologies#comments Orchard Crops Pecans Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:31:00 +0000 81691 at http://southwestfarmpress.com <p>THE NOBLE FOUNDATION has long been a leader in plant genomic research and now has started evaluating pecans using these genomic tools that have been successful in grasses and legumes.</p> The Noble Foundation