Southeast

UF research uses UV light for powdery mildew on cantaloupe

University of Florida scientists want to help farmers in Florida and across the globe to fight a common cantaloupe killer: downy mildew. Even with fungicides, producers struggle to control powdery mildew. Thanks to research at... more »

Gabriel Strickland joins Stokes Seeds’ Southeast U.S. team

Stokes Seeds, Holland, Michigan, has hired Gabriel Strickland as product development manager for the Southeast U.S. Strickland will be responsible for testing and identifying new products for introduction to the Stokes Seeds product line and... more »

G&R Farms promotes charitable promotions

G&R Farms' charitable efforts are helping the communities served by the sweet onion grower's retail store customers. In November and December, G&R partnered with regional grocery store operators throughout the U.S. to raise $8,000 in... more »

UGA faculty chosen in land-grant institution leadership program

Three University of Georgia faculty have been chosen to participate in the 19th class of the LEAD21 program, aimed at developing leaders at land-grant institutions and their strategic partners who link research, academics and Extension.... more »

Vidalia onion’s G&R Farms promotes Shuman, Riner

G&R Farms, a third generation Vidalia onion grower, has promoted Steven Shuman to general manager and vice president of sales and Cliff Riner to vice president of ag production and grower relations. Shuman joined G&R... more »

UF research helps Florida strawberry growers

University of Florida (UF) scientists have been studying how to improve strawberry production and consumption since the early 1950s. The research hasn’t been limited to Florida. It has been globally. Vance... more »

Georgia produce group celebrates award winners at highly attended show

Attendance at the Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference, which was Jan. 5-8 in Savannah, Georgia, was back to pre-pandemic numbers. Chris Butts, executive director of the Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Association (GFVGA), said attendance... more »

Lewis Taylor Farms counters rising labor costs

Lewis Taylor Farms Inc., one of the Southeast’s largest privately-owned vegetable and greenhouse operations, battles escalating costs through in-house mechanization and efficient use of labor as well as improved methods of fighting pests and diseases.... more »

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