Southeast

Research finds muscadines can suffer nematode damage

Muscadines are often recognized for their disease and insect resistance, but recent research has shown that the South’s native grapes are vulnerable to parasitic nematodes. Vineyard owners have long known that European grape varieties are... more »

Growers can save money with taller, higher soil bed design

From Florida to Virginia, farmers are enjoying the fruits of Sanjay Shukla’s labor. His compact-bed geometry system allows growers to plant crops in tall soil beds, and the result is thousands of dollars in annual... more »

Newly formed Plant Response Biotech to offer biological products

Plant Response Biotech and Koch Biological Solutions, LLC. have combined operations to form Plant Response Biotech Inc. The new venture will leverage both companies’ complementary capabilities, assets and product offerings. Plant Response Biotech is a plant... more »

$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to North Carolina State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service to lead a nationwide research effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture, while tackling the grand... more »

2019 Ag Labor Relations Forum held in Tifton, Georgia

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) held the fourth annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum in Tifton on Nov. 5-6. labor legislative changes are always a topic of concern in the ag industry, so... more »

Florida growers prepare for winter weather

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension educates growers on how to protect their crops and prepare for winter weather at the upcoming Winter Weather School. This year, the event will address winter... more »

UMass food scientist making strides in foodborne disease testing

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Matthew Moore has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria.... more »

USDA issues block grants as part of broader disaster relief package

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block... more »


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