July 2011 Issue

Eastern U.S. wine industry gets lift

By |July 1st, 2011|

Tony Wolf, center, is director of the Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, a 124-acre site [...]

Florida growers diversify with peaches

By |July 1st, 2011|

Florida is known for several things, such as citrus production, Walt Disney World, and alligators, but less well known [...]

Good point

By |July 1st, 2011|

This spring, the Social Security Administration reinstituted its annual reality check for employers, “SSN No-Match letters,” after a three-year [...]

H-2A provides dedicated workers

By |July 1st, 2011|

Female H-2A workers do the sorting at Titan Farms, enforcing a high quality standard that assures loads [...]

Fast, easy test reveals fungicide resistance

By |July 1st, 2011|

When disease organisms become resistant to a fungicide, spraying is like hitting them with rainwater—expensive rainwater.

In the last three [...]

Virus-free peach trees

By |July 1st, 2011|

Simon Scott moves plants at the Musser Fruit Research Farm’s greenhouse, where about 300 trees of a hundred low-chill [...]

Peaches on ridges

By |July 1st, 2011|

Impressed by early research results, Titan Farms planted 200 acres of peaches on ridges to try out this new [...]