Southeast

Demolition progress being made at tornado-damaged LSU AgCenter facility

One year after a nighttime tornado destroyed several buildings at the Louisiana State University AgCenter Dean Lee Research and Extension Center near Alexandria, progress is being made to fully restore facilities. AgCenter Central Region director... more »

Farm at your fingertips, virtual Farm Tour with UF/IFAS Extension

Foodies and agricultural enthusiasts can “visit” six farms across the county for the annual University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Seminole County Farm Tour, which moved to a virtual format for... more »

Message in a bottle: Researchers evaluating Arkansas’ winegrapes

In a quiet lab at the Milo J. Shult Agricultural Research and Extension Center, surrounded by wine glasses, Renee Threlfall and John Clark spent time listening – listening for the aromatic and flavor notes Indulgence,... more »

New chair: Christopher Gunter to lead University of Florida horticulture programs

Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the new chair of the University... more »

AI may help UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to... more »

North Carolina reimbursing employer expenses for quarantined farmworkers

North Carolina employers that have farmworkers with valid H-2A visas who must be quarantined during the 2021 growing season due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for assistance to offset quarantine expenses. A total... more »

Mississippi blueberry crop may see effects of cold, wet weather

Mississippi’s early spring bout of bad weather came at a critical time for producers of blueberries, the state’s largest commercial fruit crop. Blueberries can be easily damaged by cold weather, but the timing of mid-February’s... more »

UF scientists use AI technology to breed better-tasting strawberries

A tastier strawberry may come from a computer. New University of Florida research shows artificial intelligence can help scientists breed more flavor into the fruit. Consumer panels are the tried-and-true method for UF researchers to... more »

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