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Impact of fall cold injury to strawberry crowns on spring yield

As we move into the fall, in come the cooler temperatures. Here's what happened after the Veteran's Day freeze last November and how it affected strawberry yields in the spring. Tweet from the National Weather... more »

Horticulture students cultivate organic crops, entrepreneurial spirit

Balancing academic coursework with a job is a challenge many University of Georgia students face, but for students in the new Organic Horticulture Entrepreneurship class, their classwork is both academic and economic. This semester is... more »

Which fruits, veggies taste, smell best a mission of breeders’ sensory lab

Not long ago, about 200 consumer panelists went to the University of Florida Sensory Testing Lab to taste a new blueberry developed by UF/IFAS scientists. Turns out, they liked the flavor of the ‘Sentinel’ blueberry,... more »

Clemson researcher studies organic agriculture soil challenges

To help South Carolina farmers overcome these challenges and grow organic vegetables, Rongzhong Ye, an assistant professor at Clemson’s Pee Dee Research and Education Center (REC), has received a $500,000 grant from the United States Department Agriculture National Institute... more »

NC State teams up with SAS, Microsoft to predict plant disease

North Carolina State, led by the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative (N.C. PSI), has teamed up with technology leaders SAS and Microsoft to tackle the complex challenges facing agriculture. Several NC State research teams will... more »

Food safety initiatives supported by imaging software

Many countries struggle with food shipments being damaged or destroyed by invasive insects and plant disease. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, between 20% and 40% of global crop production is lost to pests,... more »

Additional farmworker COVID-19 testing efforts set by Florida ag department

Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are announcing additional COVID-19 testing sites St. Lucie and Miami Dade County for farmworkers as the fall harvest season begins. The product of a partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and... more »

Website allows buyers, sellers to report suspected violations of Tomato Suspension Agreement

The Florida Tomato Exchange recently launched TomatoMonitor.com, which allows individuals and companies in the tomato trade to report suspected violations of the Tomato Suspension Agreement. The new website is an important tool for the industry... more »

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