Southeast

Improved tomato yields, size, sought by Florida researcher

Florida growers produced 606 million pounds of fresh-market tomatoes last year, which brought in $463 million in revenue. But with competition from places like Mexico, farmers are always looking for an edge – to grow... more »

Strawberries in the Southeast get emerging disease pestalotia

Growers are beginning to prepare the ground for strawberry planting, which typically begins late in September and continues through mid-October – depending on the location in the state. Plants are ordered in June or July... more »

Foote named new plant industry director in North Carolina

North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on Sept. 17 named William “Bill” Foote of Cary as the new director of the Plant Industry Division in the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Foote replaces... more »

Lost Louisiana State University plant varieties rediscovered

The Calhoun Research Station was established as the North Louisiana Research Station in 1888 in the village of Calhoun in western Ouachita Parish. It was closed in 2011 due to budget cuts. But while operational,... more »

2021 Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum hosted by GFVGA

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is bringing the annual Georgia Ag Labor Relations Forum back to the University of Georgia Tifton Conference Center on Nov. 9-10. This event is being held in partnership... more »

NSF center to advance phosphorus sustainability includes Florida scientists

Two University of Florida scientists have joined a national research effort to promote phosphorus sustainability across the United States. Together they will work under the funding auspices of the National Science Foundation-Science and Technology Center... more »

Southeast Regional returns for 2022 Educational Conference & Trade Show

The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah, Georgia. Jan. 6-9, 2022 and will celebrate its 20th anniversary. In 2020, the educational event and trade show hosted more than 3,300 attendees and 290... more »

North Carolina State salutes Quesada-Ocampo’s ‘40 Under 40’ honor

Lina Qusada-Ocampo, North Carolina State associate professor and vegetable pathology Extension specialist, was named to this year's list of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 honorees. Quesada-Ocampo, faculty member in the Department of Entomology and... more »

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