Southeast

Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative forms plan to adapt to changes

Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Work Group has declared... more »

Tennessee webinar series offers tips on farm management techniques

Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related to effective farm business management,... more »

University of Florida offers Stone Fruit Field Day on April 30

Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the... more »

Wish Farms starts domestic blueberry season, to pack 4 million pounds

Demand for Florida blueberries has seen a significant rise over the last decade as people are becoming keenly aware of their numerous health benefits. As the largest grower of fresh blueberries in Florida, Wish Farms expects... more »

Update: South Carolina peaches suffered minimal damage from freeze

Clemson researchers report South Carolina peaches appear to have survived the recent cold snap, but growers shouldn’t let down their guard just yet. The Clemson Peach Team and Cooperative Extension Service agents met this week... more »

Harvest CROO Robotics strawberry harvester nears fruition

After five years of development, Harvest CROO Robotics has a robotic picker that is able to look at a strawberry plant and determine which among the berries on the plant are ripe, all through artificial... more »

Robert Dickey named 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year

Crawford County peach farmer Robert Dickey has been named the 2019 Georgia Farmer of the Year. A fourth-generation farmer, Dickey manages approximately 1,000 acres of peaches and 3,000 acres of timberland with the help of... more »

Advanced CRISPR technologies for ag launched by Pairwise

Pairwise, located in the Triangle area in North Carolina's, and one of the fast-growing agriculture and food biotech companies, has licensed some advanced CRISPR genome editing technologies from two prestigious Boston institutions to expand its crop-editing... more »


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