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NC State teams up with SAS, Microsoft to predict plant disease

North Carolina State, led by the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), has teamed up with technology leaders SAS and Microsoft to tackle the complex challenges facing agriculture. Several NC State research teams will... more »

Food safety initiatives supported by imaging software

Many countries struggle with food shipments being damaged or destroyed by invasive insects and plant disease. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, between 20% and 40% of global crop production is lost to pests,... more »

Additional farmworker COVID-19 testing efforts set by Florida ag department

Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are announcing additional COVID-19 testing sites St. Lucie and Miami Dade County for farmworkers as the fall harvest season begins. The product of a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and... more »

Website allows buyers, sellers to report suspected violations of Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Florida Tomato Exchange recently launched TomatoMonitor.com, which allows individuals and companies in the tomato trade to report suspected violations of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The new website is an important tool for the industry... more »

University of Florida offers Hydroponic Vegetable Production online course

Hydroponic Vegetable Production, a greenhouse training online course, has been announced by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. According to a  news release, the most requested course by participants of the award-winning Greenhouse Online Training program from... more »

Specialty crop block grant recipients announced in North Caroliina

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced the recipients of over $1.25 million in funding from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The funding will be used for projects that enhance the... more »

Georgia grower celebrates 75 years of G&R Farms

While G&R Farms has expanded and adapted to the demands of clients over the years, its core values are as constant as the Vidalia onions for which it’s known. In 1945, Walter L. Dasher started... more »

New board leaders, members named by Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has named Aaron Troyer, president of Troyer Brothers in Fort Myers, as its chair for 2020-22. David Hill, president of Southern Hill Farms in Clermont, was named vice chair.... more »

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