Southeast

UGA releases parasitic wasp to control SWD

In a quiet field of abandoned blueberries and shrubby brush in south Georgia, Cera Jones released hundreds of tiny parasitic wasps into the thicket and watched them fly away, following their natural instinct to search... more »

Fruit society honors Arkansas fruit breeder John Clark

Arkansas blackberry and fruit breeder John Clark has been honored for his breeding efforts. The American Pomological Society (APS) awarded Clark, distinguished professor of horticulture with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, the... more »

BioSafe adds Alabama, Florida rep

Agricultural biologicals supplier BioSafe Systems LLC added Grant Kees to its Horticulture Division. Kees, who possesses a background in greenhouse production management, sales and irrigation system development, will represent the East Hartford, Connecticut-based BioSafe to... more »

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons grows organic peaches, vegetables

Jerrold A. Watson & Sons LLC continues a legacy of growing, having passed the century mark in operation. The Monetta, South Carolina, grower, which markets crops under the Watsonia Organics brand, helped create the state’s... more »

UGA fruit pathologist inducted into IPM Hall of Fame

The Southern Integrated Pest Management Center (Southern IPM Center) has inducted University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit pathologist Phil Brannen into the Integrated Pest Management Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to commercial fruit... more »

Spotted lanternfly arrives in North Carolina’s Forsyth County

The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has confirmed the first established presence of the invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) in the state. Initial surveys indicate the known distribution of the pest is... more »

UF scientists finding grapes to grow in Florida

Florida farmers and other businesspeople are bubbling with enthusiasm to make wine. There are about 40 wineries around Florida. Further, as of 2017 (the most recent year for which there’s data), growers in the Sunshine... more »

Nominations open for Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

The Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, which honors producers, commodity leaders, educators, scientists and others who have made significant contributions to the production of food in the Sunshine State, is accepting nominations for its class... more »

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Mark Longstroth, a ‘wealth of knowledge’ for Michigan blueberries, honored

Arkansas fruit breeder’s progeny grown throughout the world

Tech helps growers produce better blueberries

Tiny wasps could add to anti-SWD pest defense plans

Pest, disease controls keep Michigan blueberry growers busy

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