History leaves trail of progress in controlled ag environments

For centuries a wide variety of techniques has been used to extend the growing season of horticultural crops. Glass jars, glass cloches, hotcaps, cold frames, hotbeds and greenhouses of various types have all contributed to season extensi... more

Center for Produce Safety selects BioSafe Systems for study

The Center for Produce Safety has chosen BioSafe Systems' SaniDate 5.0 and SaniDate 12.0 as participating chemistries in multiple research studies for 2016, according to a news release. The studies will investigate risk criteria and foodborne path... more

Growth Products announces launch of MicroTech Bloom

Growth Products announced the addition of MicroTech Bloom (5-0-0) to its product line-up, focusing on four critical micronutrients to induce blooms on citrus and other tropical fruits and vegetables, according to a company news release. MicroTech ... more

UGA’s David Riley earns Recognition Award in Entomology

David Riley’s work on the effects of cowpea curculio and other insects on vegetables have earned him the 2016 Recognition Award in Entomology from the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (SEB-ESA). [caption id="attachment... more

Fruit Logistica 2016 welcomes record number of visitors

[caption id="attachment_7569" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Fruit Logistica 2016 welcomed more than 70,000 visitors. Photo: Fruit Logistica.[/caption] More than 70,000 trade visitors from over 130 countries experienced Fruit Logistica 2016 in B... more

World Ag Expo prepares for 49th annual show

World Ag Expo will kick off its 49th annual show on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Tulare, California. Gates open at the International Agri-Center at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, and the playing of the National Anthem is expected shortly after. The show runs until Feb. 11... more

2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference reaches record attendance

The 2016 SE Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference and Tradeshow announced it welcomed more than 3,500 members of the fruit and vegetable industry in Savannah, Georgia during the conference held Jan. 7-10. The trade show saw a 10 percent increase ... more

MSU Farmer Field School to host financial fitness workshop

The Michigan State University (MSU) Farmer Field School will host a two-day workshop on Farm Financial Fitness: Business Planning and Managing for Profit on Feb. 20 and March 12. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the MSU Student Org... more

Study: Manmade causes seen for bee disease

The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study led by the University of Exeter and UC Berkeley and published in the journal Science f... more

Pardue named dean of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Samuel Pardue, a noted poultry science researcher and administrator at North Carolina State University, has been named dean and director of the University of Georgia's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. [caption id="attachment_755... more

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