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University of Florida researchers close in on a tastier tomato

In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed... more »

Walton County watermelon is the largest in Georgia 4-H contest

The melon is around five times the weight of your average watermelon and probably heavier than the boy who grew it. Smothers, who is entering his eighth-grade year at George Walton Academy, was one of... more »

Pursue benefits of cover crops in watermelons

Researchers with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture are conducting a series of experimental trials that may help the state’s watermelon growers improve their yields while improving the soil and reducing pest pressure.... more »

Georgia group, United Fresh team up for crisis communication webinars

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association is collaborating with the United Fresh Produce Association’s Recall Ready Team to provide a five-webinar series on Crisis Communications for the produce industry. These 15-20 minute webinars will be available... more »

North Carolina State to be new home for IR-4 research program

A national research program that provides safe and effective pest management solutions to specialty crop growers will be moving to North Carolina State University. The federally funded Interregional Research Project No. 4, or IR-4, conducts the... more »

Orlando is site for Organic Food & Farming Summit in November

The third annual Organic Food  & Farming Summit will be held Nov. 21-22 in Orlando, Florida. The Organic Food and Farming Summit is a statewide educational event geared toward farmers and the public (those who... more »

Georgia’s produce kept safe with UGA Extension training

Over the past decade, Americans have fallen in love with locally grown produce, but just because something is grown nearby doesn’t automatically make it safe. Small and beginning farmers, who put a lot of their... more »

UF/IFAS Florida Tomato Institute is Sept. 4

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is planning its Florida Tomato Institute. Following are the detais: The Ritz-Carlton 851 Gulfshore Blvd N Naples, Florida September 4, 2019 9:00 -  Welcome... more »


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