Southeast

$10M grant to NC State, USDA-ARS to advance cover crops, transform ag

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a five-year, $10 million grant to North Carolina State University and USDA-Agricultural Research Service to lead a nationwide research effort to improve the sustainability of agriculture, while tackling the grand... more »

2019 Ag Labor Relations Forum held in Tifton, Georgia

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) held the fourth annual Agricultural Labor Relations Forum in Tifton on Nov. 5-6. labor legislative changes are always a topic of concern in the ag industry, so... more »

Florida growers prepare for winter weather

Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension educates growers on how to protect their crops and prepare for winter weather at the upcoming Winter Weather School. This year, the event will address winter... more »

UMass food scientist making strides in foodborne disease testing

University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist Matthew Moore has received two grants from the USDA to apply new technology in an effort to more quickly detect and trace foodborne disease caused by noroviruses and bacteria.... more »

USDA issues block grants as part of broader disaster relief package

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block... more »

Research demos, including drones, on tap at SW Florida open house

WHO: Southwest Florida farmers and the public will see and hear about the latest scientific discoveries and ongoing research at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center. WHAT: Come to the University of Florida Institute of Food and... more »

Entomologist Michael Strand named inaugural H.M. Pulliam Chair

Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community. This fall Strand, a professor... more »

Retirement not stopping Extension agent McAvoy

He may hold the title “emeritus,” which means “retired,” but Gene McAvoy remains active with Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension and research, helping bring farmers’ concerns back to UF/IFAS scientists. In fact,... more »

Current Issue

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

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

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