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Publications on Commercial Fruit

14 publications were found.

  • Cantaloupe and Specialty Melons (B 1179)

    This publication was compiled to meet the needs of the growing cantaloupe industry in Georgia. Its 10 chapters represent the latest information available on successful cantaloupe and specialty melon production. Published on Jan 31, 2017.

  • Characteristics of Firms Engaged in Fruit and Vegetable Trade (RB 434)

    The primary objectives of this research are (1) to determine, in depth, the nature and characteristics of U.S. and Latin American firms engaged in fruit and vegetable trade and (2) to determine, in depth, barriers to trade encountered by these firms. This information should be useful to firms already trading internationally in fruits and vegetables and those looking for international opportunities. The information should provide important insights into the conduct of business operations, and inroads and obstacles to trading fruits and vegetables between Latin America and the United States. Policy makers should also be able to use this information to accommodate smoother trading relations among countries. Published on Mar 31, 2017.

  • Commercial Blueberry Inventory and Prospectus, Georgia, 2002 (RR 693)

    Both rabbiteye and highbush blueberries are produced
    in Georgia. The plants can produce a commercially viable
    crop for years. The long-term nature of the investment in
    the blueberry orchard calls for periodic updates on the
    situation of the blueberry industry. Information about the
    location of plants, varieties, plant age, and the use of cultural
    practices are important in decisions to allocate
    resources. This report provides insights otherwise unavailable
    to the industry yet of important practical
    consequences. An overview of the Georgia blueberry
    industry helps to shape the production and marketing
    strategies that extend beyond the state boundaries. The
    major portion of the annual crop is shipped to markets
    outside the region. Furthermore, the increasing value of
    blueberry plants implies that any damage to the commercial
    blueberry industry has financial implications for
    growers and shippers. Summaries included in this report
    help in accurate assessment of potential economic losses
    from damages to blueberry plants and the feasibility of
    programs protecting the value represented by orchards. Published on Mar 30, 2096.

  • Commercial Watermelon Production (B 996)

    Watermelon is a warm-season crop related to cantaloupe, squash, cucumber and pumpkin. Watermelons can be grown on any well-drained soil throughout Georgia but are particularly well adapted to the Coastal Plain soils of South Georgia. Watermelons will continue to be an important part of vegetable production in the state. Increases in average yield per acre will continue as more growers adopt plastic mulch, intensive management and new hybrid varieties. Published on Apr 30, 2014.

  • Consumer Demand for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in the U.S. (1960-1993) (RB 431)

    Price and expenditure elasticities at the retail level between 1960 and 1993 were estimated for 11 fresh fruits and 10 fresh vegetables by employing a composite demand system approach and using annual data. Most fresh fruits and vegetables were found to respond significantly to changes in their own prices but insignificantly
    to changes in expenditures. The study partially incorporated the interdependent demand relationships between fresh fruits (vegetables) and all other commodities, yet effectively avoided the problems of insufficient degrees of freedom. Published on Mar 30, 2096.

  • Experiments and Observations on Growing Mayhaws as a Crop in South Georgia and North Florida (C 966)

    Limited information is available on the commercial production of mayhaws; thus, the objective of our research has been to: 1) determine if mayhaws are adapted to commercial orchard production, 2) identify cultivars with excellent cropping ability and quality, and 3) identify potential problems in their commercial production, such as insects and diseases. Published on Apr 30, 2014.

  • Managing Fruit and Vegetable Waste (C 988)

    The production, harvest, sorting and packing of fruits and vegetables produces close to a billion pounds of produce annually. These processes also result in material that is rotten, has bad spots, or is removed from packing lines. Properly dealing with discarded products can reduce the potential for environmental pollution while also protecting the individual who is responsible for the discarded materials. Published on Apr 30, 2014.

  • Minor Fruits and Nuts in Georgia (B 992)

    Many types of fruits and nuts can be grown in Georgia due to our mild climate. This publication provides an outline of the culture and management of the exotic and uncommon fruits and nuts that can be grown in Georgia. Published on Feb 28, 2015.

  • Orchard Sprayers (B 979)

    This publication contains comprehensive information about air blast and weed control sprayers for orchards. Published on Apr 30, 2014.

  • Pomegranate Production (C 997)

    Pomegranates have been grown as a common backyard crop for decades in the South. In recent years, there has been an increased interest in the commercial production of the fruit in Georgia and surrounding regions. This production increase is largely in response to increased demand for the fruit by the consumer. The fruit is being used in many consumer products, including tea and juice blends, nut mixes and countless other food and non-food stuffs. Published on Mar 31, 2017.

  • Propagating Deciduous Fruit Plants Common to Georgia (B 818)

    Deciduous fruit plants common to Georgia must be propagated asexually because they do not come true to seed. This makes it necessary to reproduce the desired fruit plants by methods such as cuttings, runners, layering, budding or grafting. This publication discusses the common techniques used to asexually propagate fruit plants adapted to Georgia. Published on Feb 28, 2015.

  • Southeastern Peach, Nectarine, and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide (B 1171)

    This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. Pesticide rates are a guideline. Exceptions are noted for specific locations and pests, but this guide does not list every exception. Listed pesticides may not be registered for the uses recommended here in all states.

    This guide is to be used only by commercial growers. Observe all label precautions and recommendations. Brand names of pesticides are given in the spray schedule as a convenience to the grower. They are neither an endorsement of the product nor a suggestion that other products with the same active ingredient are not effective. Published on Jan 31, 2017.

  • Weights and Processed Yields of Fruits and Vegetables (C 780)

    Marketing fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers markets, roadside markets, and pick-your-own farms is an important and growing method of marketing. However, many of the containers used are not practical for consumers. Published on Apr 30, 2014.

Unavailable Publications

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