Southeast

Mr. Peach goes extra mile for industry

Attendance at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, which was Jan. 5-8 in Savannah, Georgia, is back to pre-pandemic numbers. Chris Butts, executive director of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association (GFVGA), said attendance... more »

Florida strawberry growers boosted by UF research

As far back as the early 1950s, University of Florida scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption. The research hasn’t been limited to Florida. It has been globally. [caption id="attachment_36844" align="alignright"... more »

Georgia Ag Forecast scheduled

Growers can view the latest research offered by the University of Georgia (UGA)  at the 2023 Georgia Ag Forecast. Registration is now open. The annual seminar, scheduled for Jan. 27 at the UGA Tifton Conference... more »

Ed sessions shine at SE Regional Fruit & Veg Conference

Fruit Growers News managing editor Chris Koger is attending the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Georgia. At the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, growers are attending sessions,... more »

Paul DiMare, voice of Florida tomatoes, dies

Paul DiMare, a man honored as a Florida agricultural giant and the voice of Florida’s tomato industry, has died. DiMare, 81, died on Friday, Dec. 30. A funeral mass is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 6... more »

UF study shows UV lamps can control strawberry pest

Because of the prominent role strawberries play in Florida winter production, controlling pests is critical. While growers began planting for this year’s harvest in October, they’re acutely aware of the potential scourge of the twospotted... more »

Growers, rural communities aided by UGA stress effort

From forces of nature to inflation, stressors have an outsized impact on farmers and families. Producers depend on University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension agents for research-based advice to improve production practices. Now, UGA Extension... more »

Flooded fields benefit growers, wildlife

A U.S. Department of Agriculture study is examining how flooded fields affect wildlife and agriculture production. Mississippi Delta farmers may reap the benefits for flooding their fields during the fall and winter. USDA’s Agricultural Research... more »

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