Georgia researchers, Extension reps honored in Fruit + Vegetable 40 under 40

Five members of the faculty and staff of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension have been honored as members of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. The list... more »

Fried calls on USDA to provide fairness to Florida farmers

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wrote on Nov. 4 to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, calling for federal action to address the continued unfair foreign trade practices being employed by Mexico and others that are causing severe harm to the... more »

Alabama fruit and vegetable industry to gather in Gulf Shores

Over 100 specialty crop farmers and industry professionals will gather in Gulf Shores Nov. 18-19 for the Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association Annual Conference & Trade Show. The event at the Lodge at Gulf... more »

Tegu spread threatens Florida’s wildlife, natural areas, crops

Argentine black and white tegus have spread and established populations in and around Florida at a rapid and growing rate demonstrating critical implications for native wildlife, numerous natural areas, and even restoration efforts for Everglades National Park.  Highlights Argentine black and white tegus are one of the... more »

2021 Georgia Agricultural Labor Relations Forum Nov. 9-10

The Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum will be in person in Tifton, Georgia, Nov. 9-10. Hear advice from industry experts to help you comply with labor regulations and get updates about OSHA and DOL in... more »

Virginia shines at 2021 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Georgia

Virginia’s historical significance in agriculture is widely known, and the state is a major contributor to the industry’s current technological innovations and sustainable practices. This reputation garnered Virginia the designation of “Spotlight State” at the... more »

Place bags on peaches to help keep pests, diseases away

Peaches are popular, with annual national production of about 806,000 tons. To help keep pests and diseases from damaging the fruit, growers can place bags around individual peaches, University of Florida researchers said. David Campbell,... more »

Watch for Neopestalotiopsis disease in strawberry

If you grow strawberry or are somehow related to the strawberry industry, you must have heard about a new emerging disease, Pestalotia leaf spot and fruit rot, caused by the fungus Neopestalotiopsis sp. The taxonomy of this... more »

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May 2022 issue of Fruit Growers News

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