Southeast

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and... more »

UC Davis releases 2 new strawberry varieties

Red, ripe strawberries are the hallmark of spring in California. Two new varieties from the Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, will provide consumers with big, flavorful strawberries throughout fall and winter,... more »

Researchers seek insight into cyclospora risk in Southeastern water sources

A handful of Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreaks tied to U.S.-grown produce since 2018 have prompted several researchers to begin looking at possible domestic sources of the pathogen and potential industry risks. Among those is Mia Mattioli –... more »

Virginia farm conservation practices survey to highlight farmer efforts

Farm operators in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed region now have the opportunity to highlight contributions to conserve soil and improve water quality. During the development of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), farmers noted... more »

Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series 2021 starts Feb. 16

The Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series 2021 begins Feb. 16 with a discussion of winter and spring chores. Learn the basics of annual plasticulture strawberry production in six free webinars! Headed by Amanda McWhirt from... more »

Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center Virtual Field Day is Feb. 10

The Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center Virtual Field Day will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10 in lieu of a South Florida Vegetable Growers’ Meeting. According to a news release, this training was developed so... more »

Georgia Ag Forecast: 2021 offers opportunity for ‘rural to shine’

The pandemic has put a strain on all sectors of the economy, and the agricultural and food industries were no exception. From supply chain disruptions that led to dumping milk and crops to increased consumer... more »

A new blackberry from Arkansas: Prime-Ark Horizon

A new blackberry has been released by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture (UA), named Prime-Ark Horizon. This is the sixth public primocane-fruiting variety from the UA breeding program. Although primocane fruiting does... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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