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UF students learn growing skills in horticultural sciences teaching garden

Luminous yellow squash, bright red turnips and blooming artichokes are only some of the crops that were grown this spring in University of Florida’s Horticultural Sciences Teaching Garden. The garden is an experiential learning garden... more »

USDA honors ARS research entomologist

A U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) research entomologist is being honored for her work with insects as biological controls. Rebecca Schmidt-Jeffris, a USDA-ARS research entomologist, has been named a finalist for a... more »

2022 organic food sales hit record $61.7 billion

Organic food sales in the U.S. topped $60 billion for the first time in 2022, almost doubling 2021’s growth and now accounting for 6% of total food sales in the nation. The 2023 Organic Industry... more »

Wholesum adds organic seed production

Adding in-house capabilities to produce organic seeds is helping Wholesum transition to a more fully-integrated organic vegetable growing operation. The organic seeds project, which includes breeding seeds specifically for organic production, began in 2022 and... more »

USDA funds $75 million in organic transition assistance

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released details on how farmers can apply for $75 million in conservation assistance to transition to organic production. As part of the multi-agency Organic Transition Initiative (OTI), USDA’s Natural Resources... more »

Mix organic, conventional methods to boost soil health

It is often presumed that organic agricultural management practices cause minimal environmental impact relative to conventional agricultural management practices. Just like any other farming system, organic farming systems have limitations. Over-applicating organic amendments, such as... more »

Regenerative agriculture: a viable option for large-scale row crop farms?

Regenerative agriculture is one of the buzzwords of the moment and it seems like everyone from grassroot organizations to large corporations are now touting it as the holy grail of farming. But often, interesting concepts... more »

AgBiome’s Theia fungicide approved in California

AgBiome Inc.’s Theia fungicide can be used throughout the U.S. to treat numerous plant diseases in fruit, vegetable and tree nut crops, with the recent approval by California regulators. Theia fungicide is the second proprietary solution... more »

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