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Gunter joins University of Florida Institute of Food and Ag Sciences as hort chair

Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the new chair of the University... more »

Soil Judging Team collaborates with NASA in ‘Plant the Moon’ challenge

Jaclyn Fiola reached down to a cluster of seedlings growing in black pots and checked the chlorophyl levels of the recently sprouted radishes in one of Virginia Tech’s greenhouses. The meter showed that all was... more »

USDA withdraws proposed changes to the handling rules for Florida tomatoes

The USDA is withdrawing a proposal that would have revised the handling requirements under the federal marketing order for tomatoes grown in Florida. After receiving feedback from industry stakeholders, USDA determined there is insufficient support... more »

Solving food insecurity through urban ‘Micro Farms’ pursued

Virginia State University is a leader in urban agriculture in Virginia and will help the nation in addressing food insecurity with a $600,000 grant to explore micro farms as a potential solution to food deserts... more »

Louisiana State University AgCenter forum focuses on healthy soil

The soil that supports crops and lies beneath our feet was the main topic of a soil health forum held at the Louisiana State University AgCenter Northeast Research Station March 17. The forum was supported... more »

UF researchers identify crop-destroying nematodes with AI

Parasitic nematodes cause $125 billion in agricultural damage around the world each year, but  University of Florida scientists hope to alleviate some of that destruction. To do so, UF researchers will use artificial intelligence (AI) to... more »

Plant petiole sap testing for vegetable crops outlined

Various nitrate and potassium "quick-test" kits for vegetable plant sap-testing have been calibrated for use on Florida vegetables. The objective has been to find a system that growers can use in the field to help... more »

Employer expenses for quarantined farmworkers covered in North Carolina

North Carolina employers that have farmworkers with valid H-2A visas who must be quarantined during the 2021 growing season due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for assistance to offset quarantine expenses. A total... more »

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