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Georgia’s pecan harvest: small nuts, lots of scab

Brad Haire posted a story this week in the Southeast Farm Press on the 2014 pecan harvest. You can read the story at The story highlights the impacts of the tough summer weather on the nuts, although it says the weather also helped. Low volumes were related to poor…
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NC students study pumpkin growth potential

The State Climate Office of North Carolina published a blog entry today describing some work their student interns have done to look at the impact of weather and climate on pumpkin production.  They found differences in the plantings dates between eastern and western NC and impacts of growing degree days…
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“Disastrous” olive harvests due to drought and high temperatures will cause the price to rocket

Medical XPress posted an article today discussing the terrible olive harvests that have affected the supply of European olive oil, causing prices to rise significantly.  Here is a quote from their article: “Nowhere has the impact of freakish summer weather been felt more painfully than in Tuscany and Umbria, where…
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