Researchers identify broccoli genes that affect freshness

As soon as a head of broccoli is harvested, an internal freshness clock starts counting down. Eventually, that crisp, green broccoli crown wilts and yellows. A study published in the journal Postharvest Biology and Technology from... more »

Postharvest food waste addressed with research and education

Agricultural producers around the world are constantly faced with risks to their crops from disease, weather and pests, but even more losses occur after crops are harvested. In fact, nearly a third of all the... more »

Lipman serves over 3,000 families during Annual ‘Day of Good’

On Nov. 11-12, Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms’ employees across the network gathered to participate in the second annual "Day of Good from the Ground Up," joining forces to give back to the local communities... more »

Nov. 19-20 dates set for Virginia Small Farm Outreach Conference

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) at VSU will host its annual Small Farm Outreach Conference at the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia, Nov. 19-20. This year’s topic, “Better Ways... more »

Louisiana strawberries hit by crown rot disease

Louisiana growers have not yet finished planting this year’s strawberry crop, and a disease called crown rot has already been detected in a commercial field. This disease is caused by a soil-borne, fungal-like microorganism genus... more »

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

Naturally occurring peptides, the building blocks of plant and animal proteins, show some effectiveness for fighting plant disease in specialty crops. So says Mauricio Flores, an international consultant who spoke Sept. 1 at the Peptides... more »

Fruit + Vegetable 40 under 40 includes Georgia researchers, Extension reps

Five members of the faculty and staff of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) and UGA Cooperative Extension have been honored as members of the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Class of 2021. The list... more »

Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest salutes 650-pound winner

More than 30 4-H’ers from across Georgia competed in the 2021 Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest, with the winning pumpkin weighing in at 650 pounds. The Pumpkin Growing Contest offers students the opportunity to learn... more »

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City operation balances social distancing, customer access

Growers eye regionally adapted seeds

Expert cites anti-disease properties of peptides for use in specialty crops

BioConsortia bids to make a mark on industry

Succotash session set for 2021 Great Lakes EXPO

Farm Market column: Why did the customers stop coming to market?

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Farm community can help lead to better times

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