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Portable technology sniffs out plant disease In the field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile... more »

Texas International Produce Association to host labor workshops

The Texas International Produce Association (TIPA) will be hosting two labor workshops at its corporate headquarters in Mission, Texas on Sept 24. The sessions are available for free for TIPA members along with Texas Vegetable... more »

Wish Farms’ ‘generations of sweetness’ celebrated

Berry company Wish Farms recently broke ground on a new headquarters building and rolled out a new marketing tagline, “generations of sweetness.” Based in Plant City, Florida, the company is a grower, marketer and year-round... more »

Cloud based software helps growers on the ground

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Brim, Foster to be inducted into Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame

This year’s Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees have impacted Georgians from the dinner table to the fairgrounds. Bill Brim, a Tift County farmer and strong advocate for Georgia... more »

Arkansas intern researched blackberry plant viruses as Adair Scholar

Ioannis Tzanetakis, professor of plant virology at the University of Arkansas, received help from a student intern this summer with a project on the epidemiology of berry and ornamental viruses. Epidemiology is the study of... more »

Economist: Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Florida agriculture was minimal

One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food... more »

USDA encourages producers, residents to prepare for Hurricane Dorian

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional,... more »


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