Southeast

Federal aid granted to Florida growers following devastation Eta

A disaster declaration has been issued for Florida after damage left in the wake of Eta,  a major Category 4 hurricane. The storm was projected to cause at least $85 million in crop losses, especially... more »

Blue light to increase blueberry quality, fight disease studied by UGA

The COVID-19 crisis has put supply chain issues at the forefront of food production and packaging concerns. Researchers at the University of Georgia investigated a potential solution for extending the shelf life of blueberries by... more »

Horticulture scholarship honors professional tie that led to friendship

As a peach and pecan producer in central Georgia, Al Pearson relied on the expert advice provided by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. In addition to the valuable counsel provided by Extension peach expert Maurice... more »

New study shows why strawberries must keep (their) cool

Right about now, if you eat a Florida strawberry, odds are it’s going to taste oh-so-good. That’s no accident. Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and... more »

UC Davis releases 2 new strawberry varieties

Red, ripe strawberries are the hallmark of spring in California. Two new varieties from the Public Strawberry Breeding Program at the University of California, Davis, will provide consumers with big, flavorful strawberries throughout fall and winter,... more »

Researchers seek insight into cyclospora risk in Southeastern water sources

A handful of Cyclospora cayetanensis outbreaks tied to U.S.-grown produce since 2018 have prompted several researchers to begin looking at possible domestic sources of the pathogen and potential industry risks. Among those is Mia Mattioli –... more »

Virginia farm conservation practices survey to highlight farmer efforts

Farm operators in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay watershed region now have the opportunity to highlight contributions to conserve soil and improve water quality. During the development of Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP), farmers noted... more »

Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series 2021 starts Feb. 16

The Southeastern Strawberry School Webinar Series 2021 begins Feb. 16 with a discussion of winter and spring chores. Learn the basics of annual plasticulture strawberry production in six free webinars! Headed by Amanda McWhirt from... more »

Current Issue

FGN February 2021

Florida breeding seeks regionally-adapted peach rootstocks

Sweet cherry evolution a decades-long journey

Growers’ group builds own research facility

Low-tech strategies for fighting frost shouldn’t be ignored

Southeast growers turning to soil moisture sensors

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Biden appointees face task of working with ag sector

Notes from the Farm column: Assess equipment to make farm operate better

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