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UV light can kill fungi that causes powdery mildew

Growers may no longer have to rely on fungicides to control powdery mildew (PM) – a rampant fungal disease that affects nearly all plant species. The international, multidisciplinary Light and Plant Health team of researchers... more »

Researchers look to extend shelf life of nutritious vegetables

While helping small farms in Alabama, researchers at The University of Alabama (UA) and the University of West Alabama hope to provide agricultural solutions that assist a class of nutritious vegetables to last longer in... more »

Vidalia onions hit markets

Georgia's official state vegetable, the Vidalia onion, on April 23 hit shelves of grocery stores around the world. "The sweetest onions on earth are certainly living up to their reputation this year," said Georgia Commissioner... more »

Georgia agriculture growth relies on rural broadband access

Georgia farmers have technological advancements at their fingertips but many are not able to use them to their fullest extent due to the lack of broadband internet access, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension... more »

Adapting to change is goal of Florida Climate-Smart Ag Work Group

Florida agricultural leaders are calling for deeper exploration of farmers, ranchers, and forest land owners as suppliers of environmental protection as well as of food and fiber. The Florida Climate-Smart Agriculture Work Group has declared... more »

USDA proposes changes in the handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed April 16 changes to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended a proposal to eliminate the standard weight... more »

New tool helps Georgia vegetable growers with irrigation schedule

University of Georgia (UGA) scientists have created a new app to help Georgia vegetable growers irrigate their crops more efficiently. Irrigating, an internet-based app, provides users with the crop’s water requirements during the growing season.... more »

Farm business management, marketing, planning part of Tennessee series

Direct farm marketers, value-added agriculture entrepreneurs and agritourism operators are invited to participate in a free “lunch and learn” webinar series starting in May. The series will include discussions related to effective farm business management,... more »


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