‘AI-driven Innovations in Agriculture’ conference to feature Southeast experts

The Auburn University College of Agriculture and its fellow land-grant universities throughout the Southeast are jointly hosting a conference next month to address the potential of artificial intelligence, robotics and automation in agriculture. Titled “Envisioning 2050 in... more »

2022 Virtual Southeast Muscadine School scheduled

The Virtual Southeastern Muscadine School is a webinar series on updated information for muscadine management and wine-making. Each session will feature specialists from across the southeast followed by a live Q&A. This webinar series is... more »

Daroub to lead UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center

Samira Daroub, an internationally acclaimed soil and water scientist and professor, has been named director of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Everglades Research & Education Center (EREC). The appointment... more »

Assistance set for NC farmers who had losses due to Tropical Storm Fred

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has opened the application period for the Agricultural Crop Loss Program for farmers that suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Fred. The program will cover losses... more »

McLean family perseveres through growing challenges

Greening disease in citrus, imports of foreign fruit and ballooning real estate prices are leading many Central Florida growers to sell acreage, scale back, or try something different. Challenges mount for Florida fruit growers. And... more »

Heart of Florida’s strawberry season puts focus on industry

Wael Elwakil, a relatively new fruit and vegetable production agent with University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Hillsborough County, explains why strawberries are so critical to west-central Florida from November... more »

State of emergency issued to help Florida farms deal with freezing temperatures

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a state of emergency Feb. 2, for dozens of Florida counties in order to make resources available to farmers dealing with freezing temperatures. Those counties include Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier,... more »

PPQ-trained detector dogs track down lanternflies and beetles

They’re coming to get you, spotted lanternflies and Japanese beetles! Detector canines – trained by USDA's Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program – are ready to sniff out these damaging invasive pests to detect them... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

IFG adds cherry focus to influence industry progression

Growers feel fertilizer, input cost crunch

Research station trees boosted by Michigan group

Grower, researcher look at the viability of FruitScout

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