Southeast

Inaugural H.M. Pulliam Chair goes to entomologist Michael Strand

Professor Michael Strand has dedicated his career to unlocking the power of basic science to improve agriculture, and that dedication has earned him the recognition of the state’s agricultural community. This fall Strand, a professor... more »

Florida’s Gene McAvoy busy after retirement

He may hold the title “emeritus,” which means “retired,” but Gene McAvoy remains active with Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension and research, helping bring farmers’ concerns back to UF/IFAS scientists. In fact,... more »

USDA revises handling requirements for Florida tomatoes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Nov. 4 announced revisions to the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. The Florida Tomato Committee recommended this action to eliminate the... more »

BrightFarms unveils 280,000-square-foot location in North Carolina

BrightFarms, a packaged salads company, will create 54 jobs in Henderson County, North Carolina, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Oct. 30. The company will invest $21 million to operate a hydroponic greenhouse in the Etowah community... more »

Orondis Gold soil fungicide approved for use in Florida

Syngenta Crop Protection's pre-mix formulation of Orondis Gold soil fungicide has been approved for use in the state of Florida. This formulation replaces the current co-pack formulation of Orondis Gold. The registration covers a number... more »

Nufarm opens crop protection facility in Greenville, Mississippi

Nufarm Americas hosted nearly 200 guests, including Mississippi officials and channel partners from across the region, at the grand opening of its manufacturing facility on Oct. 23. The event featured tours of the 104,500 square... more »

Commerce: Final dumping margin is 21% on Mexican tomato imports

Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange, issued the following update Oct. 22" "The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced a final dumping margin of 21 percent in the resumed antidumping investigation of Mexican... more »

Center for Produce Safety funds UGA food science produce safety research

Three University of Georgia food scientists are among the recipients of grants awarded by the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) as part of its $2.7 million program. The grants will fund projects focused on food... more »


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