Southeast

South Florida growers helped by researcher in gaining competitive edge

Trent Blare has spent the last six years as a markets and value chain specialist for entities in Peru and Mexico focusing on small growers. He worked directly with... more »

Some Florida strawberries show Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot

There is a new disease that has been reported on strawberries, and it is causing substantial issues for the strawberry industry in Florida.  It is possible that our environment in Georgia is not conducive to... more »

Food safety help may be on the way for specialty crop operators

Outbreaks of foodborne diseases threaten the daily lives of millions of Americans, resulting in recalls and sometimes loss of life. Providing an integrated food safety system for fresh fruits and vegetables that protects the food... more »

Produce Marketing Association announces first Impact Award Laureates

Last October, at Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit, Joe Don Zetzsche, director of  BLOOMS Flowers by H-E-B, introduced the PMA Impact Award during his comments as the incoming chair of the Board of Directors.... more »

EPA awards University of Georgia’s Huang nearly $1.6M for pollutant research

The EPA recently awarded nearly $1.6 million in research funding to University of Georgia’s Jack Huang to research cost-effective treatments to remove per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from water, wastewater and biosolids to ensure safe... more »

As organic sales soar, growers embrace essential oils to suppress pests, diseases

Organic food sales topped $50 billion in the United States in 2018. Statistics from the Organic Trade Association tell part of the story of this growing market: Fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops combined to... more »

Video series provides guidance on COVID-19 safety precautions for farmworkers

As the fall harvest season begins, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are launching a nine-part video series created to provide guidance on COVID-19 safety precautions for... more »

‘GatorByte’ to detect water quality less expensively – and at different places, times

A water-quality buoy called ‘GatorByte” might help resource managers monitor water quality over space and time – all for as little as $1,500. Eban Bean, a UF/IFAS assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE),... more »

Current Issue

Sustainability takes many forms

Boyer Orchards goes from side business to award winner in three generations

ITC: No harm seen from blueberry imports

Growers quickly see benefits of drip irrigation

Riverdance Farms finds success with farm-visiting crowd

Errotabere Ranches leads on Western challenges

New Minnesota apple triumps over scab disease

Researchers ponder presence of cranberry false blossom

Carbon farming payments possible with soil-building

Create efficiencies for filling online customer orders

Notes from the Farm column: Pipe layers spur ideas for installing irrigation lines

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Wage increases naturally lead to job loss – ag included

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