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Hurricane Michael continues to hamper Georgia, Florida agriculture

On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall... more »

Impact of USMCA on Georgia small fruit, veg industries eyed

The University of Georgia (UGA) recently released a Policy Brief on The Economic Impact of the United States Mexico and Canada Agreement (USMCA) on Georgia's Small Fruit and Vegetable Industries. Click here to view the full report.... more »

UV light may be ripe to replace chemicals in fungal fight

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Arkansas Blueberry School to appeal to novices and experts alike

The upcoming Blueberry School, a three-date educational event organized by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, will cover everything from the first-day-in-the-field fundamentals to the latest in research-based recommendations, said Amanda McWhirt, Extension... more »

Rural broadband access key to agriculture continuing to grow in Georgia

Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension... more »

Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Initiative forms plan to adapt to changes

Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Work Group has declared... more »

Tennessee webinar series offers tips on farm management techniques

Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related to effective farm business management,... more »

University of Florida offers Stone Fruit Field Day on April 30

Stone fruit is a term used for fruit like peaches, nectarines, and cherries that have a single seed or “stone” in them. All of these fruit normally require a much greater cold period in the... more »


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