U.S. Citrus and Strawberry Production Forecast Down This Season, Avocados Up
The index of prices received by fruit and tree nut growers was up this January and February over the same time in 2009. Growers received higher prices due to limited supplies from California and Florida. The Consumer Price Index was down less than 1 percent from January and February in 2009. Retail prices for Red Delicious apples and bananas fell due to a big apple crop this season and to increased banana shipments from Central America.
Quality Changes in Fresh-cut Pear Slices as Affected by Cultivar, Ripeness Stage, Fruit Size, and Storage Regime
This guide includes handling pesticides, safety tips, spray volume and rate calculations, calibrations, dilute spraying, low-volume spraying, spray adjuvants among other topics. Also includes spray schedule for apple, pear, cherry, peach, and plum. Efficacy of selected insecticides, acaricides, and fungicides. Restricted-Entry Intervals (REI) and Pre-harvest interval (PHI) for fungicides and insecticides. Weed control and herbicide recommendations for apple, pear, peach, nectarine, plum, and cherry.
Weed control guide for fruit crops. Includes description and use of herbicides for fruit crops and different application techniques. The guide is organized by fruit crop.
Ground cover management affects both fruit tree vigor and yield. Use a ground cover system that facilitates management of the fruit planting for improved tree growth and productivity.