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US Agriculture Secretary Perdue disputes UGA trade deal study

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has written the following op-ed to voice displeasure with a recent University of Georgia study that found the the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement would cost some Georgia vegetable... more »

Ready for new strawberry choices? Meet ‘Liz’ And ‘Rocco’

Strawberry season has hit its stride in North Carolina, with producers bringing plump, tasty, healthy and locally grown fruits to consumers across the state. Thanks in part to North Carolina State University, growers and consumers... more »

Spotted wing drosophila active in North Carolina blueberries

The first confirmed adult spotted-wing drosophila (SWD) in commercially grown blueberries for the 2019 growing season was captured early this week in North Carolina. While trap captures at this location were low, roughly three flies... more »

Fancy Farms adapts to challenges in turbulent strawberry industry

Carl Grooms has seen a lot since he entered the strawberry growing business in 1974. He’s leaving the Plant City, Florida, growing operation in the hands of his son, Dustin, but has plenty of concerns... more »

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 »


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