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UGA Extension agent new Vidalia director

Shane Curry, a University of Georgia Extension county agent, has become executive director of the Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC). Curry was Appling County Extension agriculture agent in Baxley, Georgia,... more »

Venture capital effort to help southwest Florida ag

In a move heralded as a first of its kind, a venture capital initiative launched in southwest Florida plans to focus on agricultural and AgTech investments. “Cap Table Nation” is a group of a dozen... more »

Vive Crop Protection makes appointments

Vive Crop Protection has named a new Eastern U.S. sales manager, director of sustainability and stakeholder relations, and vice president of finance. With more than 25 years of experience in agriculture, Greg Esco brings a... more »

University of Florida names interim IFAS dean

John Davis will take over as interim dean for University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Research and as the director of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station. “John is the person UF/IFAS... more »

Leger & Son avoids ‘unforced errors’ in growing watermelons

Before Leger & Son can harvest a single watermelon, there are many considerations: soil health, pests and disease challenges and water availability. Nearly six decades after the family began farming watermelons, the third-generation company grows... more »

GFVGA asks for transparency on H-2A wage rates

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) has filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Labor (DOL) regarding wage rates for workers in the H-2A temporary visa program. New hourly... more »

Hurricane Idalia disaster assistance available to Florida growers

Florida has launched two agricultural disaster recovery programs with more than $112 million in funding for farmers, ranchers and growers affected by Hurricane Idalia. Idalia came ashore at Keaton Beach in Taylor County in Florida's... more »

Georgia Ag Forecast registration open

Registration for the 2024 Georgia Ag Forecast, presented by the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension, is now open.   The Georgia Ag Forecast is scheduled for Jan. 26 at... more »

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Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

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