Southeast

Hornet bee predator nest eradicated in Georgia

To protect the state's honeybee population, Georgia agricultural officials have detected and destroyed the nest of a yellow-legged hornet’s nest. The yellow-legged hornet feeds on a variety of insects, including honeybees. If allowed to establish... more »

Georgia counties receive Hurricane Idalia disaster declarations

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

Georgia updates Hurricane Idalia damage

Hurricane Idalia damaged south Georgia crops. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has released information on how the hurricane and tropical storm, which made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida before quickly rolling... more »

Growing lettuce in non-traditional areas of Florida

Each year, U.S. farmers produce enough lettuce to feed everyone in the country. Up to 73% of U.S. lettuce comes from California producers and is distributed nationwide through extensive retail chains. Lettuce grown in Florida... more »

Growers assess Hurricane Idalia damage in Southeast

Growers from Florida to the Carolinas are assessing potential damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which rolled through northern and western Florida and southern Georgia in late August. Initial reports state damage to south Georgia pecan... more »

Kendall Hill, North Carolina sweet potato leader, dies

Robert Kendall Hill, a North Carolina sweet potato and vegetable leader, has died. He was 83. Hill, who died Aug. 21, was co-owner of Kinston, North Carolina-based Tull Hill Farms, which grows sweet potatoes, lettuce... more »

High tunnels help Sugar Top Farm fight insects, heat

Sugar Top Farms employs high tunnels to battle insects and winds. The tunnels help the central Florida area farm grow leafy greens on the highest point on the Florida peninsula. After discovering a lack of... more »

Georgia Organics’ head leaving position

Alice Rolls, the longtime president and CEO of Georgia Organics, is leaving her position. In January, Rolls will mark two decades at the organic advocacy organization. The 20 years... more »

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