Southeast

Georgia destroys bee predator hornet nest

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of insects, including honeybees. If allowed to establish... more »

Georgia counties declared Hurricane Idalia disaster areas

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

Georgia reports on Hurricane Idalia damage

Hurricane Idalia damaged south Georgia crops. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has released information on how the hurricane and tropical storm, which made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida before quickly rolling... more »

Southeast growers evaluate Hurricane Idalia damage

Growers from Florida to the Carolinas are assessing potential damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which rolled through northern and western Florida and southern Georgia in late August. Initial reports state damage to south Georgia pecan... more »

Head of Georgia Organics leaving

Alice Rolls, the longtime president and CEO of Georgia Organics, is leaving her position. In January, Rolls will mark two decades at the organic advocacy organization. The 20 years... more »

UF/IFAS AgrAbility project enhances ADA

The University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is recognizing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped farming. As July 26 marked the 33rd anniversary of the ADA, UF... more »

Immigration, farmworker groups sue Florida over SB 1718

Farmworker and legal organizations have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Florida’s new anti-immigrant law, Senate Bill 1718. The groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Florida, Americans for Immigrant... more »

Florida watermelon growers benefit from UF disease, nutrient info

Excellent crop care including disease management and extended water and nutrient programs from University of Florida Extension personnel are important in helping Florida growers supply the watermelons that many Americans enjoy during the heat of... more »

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