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Georgia, Florida agriculture continues to be hampered by Hurricane Michael

On Oct. 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall... more »

New video series to spark interest in vegetable production of the future

A 26-episode weekly video series will debut May 13 on YouTube to help train the next generation of vegetable crop workers and increase their use of effective stewardship practices in vegetable production. Projections for near-future retirements of... more »

Chlorpyrifos registrations to be canceled by California EPA

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) said May 8 its Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) would ban the use of the pesticide and toxic air contaminant chlorpyrifos in California by canceling the pesticide’s registration. “California’s... more »

Onion developer Leonard Pike posthumously honored in Texas

The Texas International Produce Association recently honored Leonard Pike with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Viva Fresh Show in San Antonio. Pike, pioneer of the 1015 onion as well as other vegetables that contributed... more »

Reinke new MSU educator for fruits, vegetables based in Berrien County

Mike Reinke is the new IPM Educator for fruits and vegetables based in Berrien County and housed at the Southwest Michigan Research and Extension Center. Within Michigan State University's... more »

Purdue horticulture professor one of eight faculty Fulbright Scholars

“A lot of people don’t know this, but tomatoes originated in the Andes Mountains,” said Lori Hoagland, associate professor of horticulture at Purdue University.  “For that reason, understanding soil biodiversity there has major implications for... more »

Ag laborers from Mexico show sharp decline, UC Davis reports

For decades, farmers in the United States have depended on people from foreign countries – mostly Mexico – to work in the fields. Only 2 percent of California’s farmworkers were born in the U.S. But... more »

Urban food-system project pursued at Ohio State University-Mansfield

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is launching an urban sustainable food-system project that will increase area residents’ access to fruits, vegetables and other specialty crops while supporting the local economy. The project, developed and... more »


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