Southeast

Officials to meet April 7 with Florida growers regarding Mexico trade

Florida growers of fresh fruits and vegetables are primed to tell U.S. trade officials about the harm they have suffered from Mexico’s unfair trade practices over the past two decades. Representatives from the Office of... more »

Spring signs arriving three weeks early in parts of Georgia

Bright green grass across the fields, lawns and roadsides of northern and central Georgia is making those parts of the state look more like Ireland than a typical Georgia in February. Copious rain, coupled with... more »

Referendum dates set for proposed amendments to Florida Tomato Marketing Order

USDA will conduct a referendum May 11 through June 1, 2020, on proposed amendments to the federal marketing order regulating the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. The proposed amendments would reduce membership of the... more »

Entomologist to present history of vegetable pests

About the time Hugh Smith was a graduate student in entomology and nematology at the University of Florida, his academic department was housed on the top floor of McCarty Hall in Gainesville. Steinmetz Hall, the... more »

University of Georgia Tifton Campus to be led by Michael Toews

Michael Toews has been named assistant dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to oversee the Tifton Campus. Toews, a UGA entomology professor, succeeds Joe West, who is retiring February... more »

Florida Strawberry Festival’s featured fruit comes from UF/IFAS research

When you hear the words “Plant City,” what comes to mind? Strawberries, probably. As thousands of people come here for the annual Florida Strawberry Festival this month, many will eat various types of the fruit.... more »

HELM Agro US hires Southeast sales manager

HELM Agro US Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality crop protection and fertilizer products, recently hired Mark Chupp as Regional Sales Manager for the Southeast. In this role, Chupp will be responsible for driving territory... more »

Breeder calls for tastier tomatoes in diverse locales

A University of Florida tomato expert is calling on researchers worldwide to use genetics to help farmers grow tastier tomatoes in many geographic locations. Consumers crave tasty tomatoes, but the trick comes in growing flavorful... more »


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