Southeast

Michael Toews tapped to lead University of Georgia Tifton Campus

Michael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus. Toews, a UGA entomology professor, succeeds Joe West, who is retiring February... more »

HELM Agro US hires Mark Chupp

HELM Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, recently hired Mark Chupp as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast. In this role, Chupp will be responsible for driving territory... more »

UGA climate expert shares production strategies for spring weather

Georgia weather is predictably unpredictable, bitter cold one week and balmy the next. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts urge Georgia growers to pay close attention to the weather over the coming months and be... more »

UGA viticulturist, plant pathologist to present at Wine Producers Conference

Fritz Westover of Westover Viticulture and Virtual Viticulture Academy will serve as keynote speaker for the conference. Westover will speak on “A new era for grape growing in Georgia: Learning from the past and adapting... more »

Georgia growers honored at SE Regional

A number of Georgia growers were honored during an awards breakfast at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference held Jan. 9-12 in Savannah, Georgia. The breakfast recognizes individuals from Georgia who have been honored... more »

Report: Florida strawberries attacked by aggressive fungus

A fungus has taken over some strawberry fields in Florida. One grower lost as many as 80 acres in Manatee County. Pestalotiopsis affects the foliage and fruit, down to the root of strawberry plants. Gary... more »

Blueberry open house, trade show planned in North Carolina

Join the North Carolina Blueberry Council and North Carolina State University for the primary educational meeting for blueberry growers in the state and region. The 54th Annual Open House and Trade Show will be held... more »

Georgia Beekeepers Association backs ‘Save the Honeybee’ license plate

“Save the Honeybee” license plates are now available for Georgia drivers to purchase, thanks to the efforts of the Georgia Beekeepers Association (GBA). “The idea of the honey bee tag had been tossed around for... more »


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