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North Carolina farmers connected to consumers with ‘Still Growing’

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt our food supply chain, farmers in North Carolina are finding new ways to reach consumers looking for fresh local produce and food for their families. In Lee County,... more »

Smarter energy usage is key to a greener future – including greenhouses

LED lightbulbs, programmable thermostats, high-density insulation and electric vehicles – despite these innovations, about two-thirds of the energy produced in the U.S. is lost to inefficiencies, according to national studies. For scientists and economists who work... more »

Georgia Grown connects to consumers with UGA Extension’s help

Like the moments before a race begins, dozens of staff with Georgia Grown and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension prepared to load thousands of pounds of fresh fruit and vegetables into hundreds of waiting cars... more »

2020 Georgia watermelon season kicks off June 3

The 2020 Georgia watermelon crop is expected to have the crisp, sweet flavor and high quality unique to Georgia watermelon. According to a news release, while Georgia has had a relatively cool spring, consumers should... more »

Certis USA hires Karla Medina-Ortega as regional field development manager

Certis USA, a biopesticides company, has hired Karla Medina-Ortega as field development manager. In this role, she will oversee Certis USA product development and technical support activities for the southern U.S. from her location in... more »

Study targets disease resistance in lettuce, boosting cultivar production

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables cultivated in the United States and for good reason. Romaine, iceberg, leaf and butterhead types of lettuce are staples in refrigerators around the world. Used as a... more »

Arkansas reopening farmers’ markets amid COVID-19 threat

It’s farmers’ market season in Arkansas, although this year’s markets are anything but business as usual. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, market managers and vendors have had to rethink their operations to stay in business and... more »

Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables

Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of vegetable crops including tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. The disease is caused by the soil-borne bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, said Raj... more »


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