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Impact of USMCA on Georgia small fruit, veg industries eyed

The University of Georgia (UGA) recently released a Policy Brief on The Economic Impact of the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Georgia's Small Fruit and Vegetable Industries. Click here to view the full report.... more »

7 tips for controlling frustrating apple scab

Wet weather, which is bound to come in the weeks ahead, builds potential for apple scab, a fungal disease of apples. The apple scab disease fungus overwinters on dead apple leaves and fruit left on... more »

California joins fight against spotted lantern fly

The California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded funding for one project in the initial funding cycle for the Proactive Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Solutions grant program. The project, titled “Proactive Biological Control of... more »

Weak honeybee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping

Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. Every year almost 2 million honey bee colonies – nearly two-thirds... more »

Survey: California farms face continuing employee shortages

Despite taking a variety of steps to alleviate chronic shortages of agricultural employees, California farmers and ranchers continue to report problems in hiring enough people for on-farm jobs. A survey released April 30 shows 56%... more »

Spotted lanternfly thwarted by two native fungi

Cornell-led research reports that two local fungal pathogens could potentially curb an invasive insect that has New York vineyard owners on edge. The spotted lanternfly feeds on more than 70 plant species, including grape vines... more »

UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungal fight

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Field development biologist Peck joins Vestaron

Daniel Peck, Ph.D., is the most recent team member to join Kalamazoo, Michigan-based Vestaron Corp. As a field development biologist, Peck began orientation by meeting the R&D team in Kalamazoo the week of April 15.... more »


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