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University of Georgia to showcase farm operations during tours

The University of Georgia (UGA) is a hub for research that will shape farms tomorrow, and northeast Georgians will get a sneak peek at the future of farming at two farm tour open houses this... more »

Study: Horticultural oil best applied after peach trees have been pruned

Using horticultural oil sprays as an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy to control San Jose scale in peach trees can be an effective alternative to chemical applications, and University of Georgia researchers have found that... more »

USDA-ARS researches beneficial insects for stink bug control

Patricia Glynn Tillman, an Agricultural Research Service entomologist in Tifton, Georgia, is focused on finding natural ways to control stink bugs in a region where the invasive brown marmorated stink bug is just one type of stink... more »

School salad bar donated by Robinson Fresh, Dallas Fresh Food Association

The Dallas Fresh Food Association recently donated a salad bar to Faith Family Academy-Oak Cliff, a local school in Dallas. The salad bar will ensure the students have access to fresh fruits and vegetables during school... more »

US Agriculture Secretary Perdue disputes UGA trade deal study

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has written the following op-ed to voice displeasure with a recent University of Georgia study that found the the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement would cost some Georgia vegetable... more »

Ready for new strawberry choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’

Strawberry season has hit its stride in North Carolina, with producers bringing plump, tasty, healthy and locally grown fruits to consumers across the state. Thanks in part to North Carolina State University, growers and consumers... more »

Spotted wing drosophila active in North Carolina blueberries

The first confirmed adult spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) in commercially grown blueberries for the 2019 growing season was captured early this week in North Carolina. While trap captures at this location were low, roughly three flies... more »

Fancy Farms adapts to challenges in turbulent strawberry industry

Carl Grooms has seen a lot since he entered the strawberry growing business in 1974. He’s leaving the Plant City, Florida, growing operation in the hands of his son, Dustin, but has plenty of concerns... more »


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