Strawberry picking challenge raises $90K for migrant charity

The Strawberry Picking Challenge held Feb. 8-9 in Plant City, Florida, raised more than $90,000 for charity. The annual charity event, presented by Monte Package Company, raises funds that benefit the children of the Redlands... more »

Marrone Bio names Moye as Southeastern US territory sales manager

Marrone Bio Innovations  (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), a leading global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, said Zack Moye has joined as Southeastern U.S.territory sales manager. In the Southeastern U.S., agricultural production is widespread... more »

Clemson college of ag names dean of research, Experiment Station director

Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Paula Agudelo associate dean of research and Experiment Station director. Agudelo, a nematologist and professor of plant pathology in Clemson’s plant and environmental sciences department, was named to the... more »

Induction held for Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame honorees

The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees for 2019 were honored at the Florida State Fair’s Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet on Feb. 12,. More information is available at “Agriculture is Florida’s oldest industry, and... more »

Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association winter meeting Feb. 16

The first Arkansas Blackberry Growers Association Winter Conference is scheduled for Feb. 16 at the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s State Cooperative Extension Office. The meeting inaugurates the association for commercial blackberry growers,... more »

Commercial use of Bee Vectoring product reported in Florida

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-baased Bee Vectoring Technologies International said Jan. 28 it has invoiced the first commercial sales of its proprietary bee-based crop enhancement technology to strawberry growers in Florida. “Bringing a novel crop technology to market represents... more »

BRANDT touts new plant growth regulator as a ‘game-changer’

Ag products manufacturer BRANDT is introducing a proprietary plant growth regulator, called the BRANDT GlucoPro at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Growers Conference in Savannah, Georgia this week. This field trial... more »

Bill would protect Florida fruit growers

As the 116th Congress begins, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) re-introduced legislation with U.S. Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) and Al Lawson (D-Fla) to help Florida fruit and vegetable growers combat unfair trade practices by Mexico. Specifically, the... more »

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