Southeast

Virginia to hold Generation NEXT workshops to plan land transfers

Beginning in August, Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Department of Forestry will co-host Generation NEXT workshops to provide information and tools for families looking into forest and/or farmland transfers. Running through December, the workshops... more »

Weather forecasting tools herald the advent of a SmartFarm network 

Before the advent of computer satellite tracking equipment, farmers relied on prognostics, such as candles, weather vanes, the color of the sky, and the fabled Farmers’ Almanac, to make informed planting decisions. Even animals –... more »

Registration open for child injury prevention workshop in Southeast

An interactive workshop focusing on child agricultural injury prevention in the Southeastern United States is scheduled for Aug. 6-7 in Lexington, Kentucky. “We’ll coach participants on how to work with farmers and farm supervisors to... more »

App helps fruit growers in Eastern US diagnose disease and insect problem

Walking through his peach orchard, a farmer notices something he has not seen before on the leaves of a few trees. He quickly pulls out his cell phone and accesses the MyIPM smartphone app. Through... more »

Jack Payne to retire from UF/IFAS

W. Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida, said in an administrative memo issued June 14 that Jack Payne announced his plans to retire from his position as senior vice president for Agriculture and Natural... more »

UGA-Tifton publishes book reliving century of impact

Before farm-to-table was trendy, scientists and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension personnel in Tifton were taking research from the lab to the farm. That work is documented in “A Century of Impact: From Experiment Station... more »

Bees necessary for Southeast rabbiteye blueberry production

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators –  particularly native southeastern blueberry bees – although growers can bring in managed honey bees to do the job, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists.... more »

UF/IFAS analysis shows ‘destructive effects’ of Mexican farm imports

A new economic analysis conducted by a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) team has confirmed that Mexican imports have significantly harmed fruit and vegetable producers in the Sunshine State. A steadily... more »

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