Southeast

Shriveled blueberries could signal mummy berry disease

Blueberries are one of the most popular fruits for Georgia because they are relatively low maintenance compared to other fruit species. However, there is one particular disease issue known as “mummy berry” that can be... more »

Florida ag department disputes claims ag is driving COVID-19 hike in Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 16 again echoed his recent sentiments from about COVID-19 spread among Florida farmworkers as the state reported the highest increase in new coronavirus cases Tuesday, however, the Florida Department of Agriculture... more »

Extension’s mobile farmers’ markets rolling again in metro Atlanta

Mobile farmers' markets are rolling again in metro Atlanta to continue serving fresh produce and delivering nutrition education to communities through curbside pickups and digital content. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents and staff have... more »

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association cancels annual convention

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has decided to cancel FFVA 2020, which was set for Sept. 28-30 in Naples. "The safety and health of our convention attendees is of... more »

Penn State holding another forum on keeping ag workers safe

Penn State Extension is hosting the second in a series of H-2A growers forums on protecting agricultural employee health on June 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Grant Meckley, Keystone Health Agricultural Worker Program, will discuss... more »

Georgia offers digital marketing webinar for agribusinesses

The University of Georgia is partnering with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to present a free digital marketing webinar for agribusiness owners looking for alternate ways to sell their products. The webinar will be hosted... more »

Forecast production of sweet, tart cherries forecasts down

Mother Nature’s quirks, including cold snaps, are blamed for forecasted decreases in U.S. production of tart and sweet cherry varieties. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) on June 11 released statistics for 2020 U.S.... more »

Craig Frey named new chief Hendry County, Florida, Extension agent

On Wednesday, June 3, Gene McAvoy introduced Craig Frey, who is more or less his replacement in Hendry County. McAvoy, who is now the associate director for stakeholder relations with the University of Florida/IFAS Southwest... more »


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