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Hand-held technology allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile... more »

On call with North Carolina veggie doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

From a holiday sweet potato emergency to persistent cucumber pathogens, North Carolina State’s Lina Quesada-Ocampo is on call and on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases. For... more »

Clemson researchers armed to combat guava root-knot nematodes

Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), industries and... more »

Branch touts industry leadership through sustainability efforts

Branch: A Family of Farms continues to prove itself a leader in the industry through their significant progress on sustainability focused initiatives. This past year the grower of sweet corn, based in South Bay, Florida,... more »

Extensive research study aimed at whitefly management

Researchers from three research institutions are using a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to fight whiteflies on vegetable crops. Scientists from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences... more »

Growers on the ground helped by cloud based software

A University of Florida agricultural engineer has developed software that can help growers find the best places to plant crops and to identify fruit and vegetable varieties that perform better against diseases. Now, Yiannis Ampatzidis... more »

Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame to induct Brim, Foster

This year’s Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees have impacted Georgians from the dinner table to the fairgrounds. Bill Brim, a Tift County farmer and strong advocate for Georgia... more »

Annual Florida Tomato Conference rescheduled for Oct. 2-3

The Florida Tomato Committee and Florida Tomato Exchange annual conference has been rescheduled for Oct. 2-3. The venue has changed to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Attached are details for the location,... more »


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