Southeast

Florida strawberry growers concerned due to Neopestalotiopsis fruit rot disease

Pestalotiopsis-like species have been reported affecting strawberry worldwide. Recently, severe and unprecedented outbreaks have been reported in Florida commercial fields where leaf, fruit, petiole, crown, and root symptoms were observed and yield was severely affected.... more »

Louisiana’s warm, rainy weather brings vegetable plant diseases

Current weather conditions may present Louisiana vegetable growers with great challenges to combat plant diseases. ... more »

Lipman successfully hosts 7th annual 5K charity event

Lipman Family Farms, North America’s largest field tomato grower based in Immokalee, Florida, held their annual 5K Run for Backpacks as a hybrid event this past weekend. Each year, the company hosts this community event... more »

Duda Fresh Foods launches sustainable packaging program

Oviedo, Florida-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods, a grower of fresh vegetables and citrus, has launched its Sustainable Packaging Program to assess the overall sustainability of current packaging, identify improvement opportunities, and implement packaging changes to reduce its... more »

University of Florida offering Seminole County Farm Tour

Foodies and agricultural enthusiasts can “visit” six farms across the county for the annual University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Seminole County Farm Tour, which moved to a virtual format for... more »

University of Florida horticulture programs to be led by new chair Gunter

Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the new chair of the University... more »

Gunter joins University of Florida Institute of Food and Ag Sciences as hort chair

Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the new chair of the University... more »

Soil Judging Team collaborates with NASA in ‘Plant the Moon’ challenge

Jaclyn Fiola reached down to a cluster of seedlings growing in black pots and checked the chlorophyl levels of the recently sprouted radishes in one of Virginia Tech’s greenhouses. The meter showed that all was... more »

Current Issue

J&J builds Florida vegetable operation on former citrus site

IPM brings higher watermelon yields

Farmers eye long-term planning, both for farm and themselves

CPS continues to fund research into listeria

Mating disruption products availability, practice grows

Farm Market column: Consumer disruption puts focus on retailers’ actions

National Council of Agricultural Employers column: Agricultural workforce plays key role in times of crisis

Notes from the Farm column: Taking a seat best way to continue with the job

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