Southeast

GPR buys Sunshine Growers’ facility for large hemp-dedicated nursery

Green Point Research has finalized its purchase of Sunshine Growers, a 30-acre nursery in Fort Meade, Florida, creating one of the largest hemp-dedicated nurseries in the United States. "We plan to move our seed production... more »

Beneficial biodiversity on farms studied by new UGA entomologist

Bill Snyder, the newest researcher to join the University of Georgia Department of Entomology, is looking forward to working with the wide diversity of soils, climates and cropping systems in the Southeastern U.S. He joined... more »

Growers’ attitudes toward cultural, marketing practices studied by students

Two University of Georgia (UGA) graduate students have received grant money to pursue research into producers’ attitudes towards sustainable agriculture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program provides graduate... more »

Alpine Fresh reveals new brand identity with redesigned logo

Alpine Fresh , a grower, packer and shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables based in Miami, Florida, has launched its new brand and redesigned logo. This new logo has been incorporated into Alpine Fresh's product... more »

Savannah once again the site of SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

The SE Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference returns to Savannah, Georgia, this Jan. 9-12, 2020.  In 2019, the educational event and trade show hosted more than 3,300 attendees and 290 vendor companies. “This conference has... more »

Hand-held technology allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed portable technology that allows farmers to identify plant diseases in the field. The handheld device, which is plugged into a smartphone, works by sampling the airborne volatile... more »

On call with North Carolina veggie doc Lina Quesada-Ocampo

From a holiday sweet potato emergency to persistent cucumber pathogens, North Carolina State’s Lina Quesada-Ocampo is on call and on the front lines with county Extension agents in helping vegetable growers deal with devastating plant diseases. For... more »

Clemson researchers armed to combat guava root-knot nematodes

Clemson University researchers, led by nematologist Paula Agudelo, are armed with close to $7 million to design protocols for managing invasive guava root-knot nematodes. The funding comes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), industries and... more »


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