Georgia

Sweetness, texture keys for Georgia watermelons

Usually, Georgia watermelon growers aspire to produce high yields of a sweet crop, but they shouldn’t ignore firmness and texture, according to Tim Coolong, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable horticulturist. “Sweetness is a major... more »

Researchers tackle lowering indoor growing costs

One of the steepest barriers to profitable controlled-environment agriculture is the energy cost associated with providing the plants enough light, but new research being pioneered by the University of Georgia could cut those costs by... more »

NAFTA seasonality reforms a hope for Florida, Georgia

Increased protection from seasonal Mexican imports remains a hope for growers in Florida and Georgia. In an Aug. 8 open letter of support to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a number of trade groups in... more »

Kill on sight: UGA urges growers, ag workers to fight pepper weevil

Pepper weevils are such a threat to Georgia’s pepper crop that University of Georgia vegetable entomologist David Riley said Georgia farmers and agricultural workers should immediately kill any weevils found on fruit, equipment or clothes.... more »

Georgia vegetable commodity commission seeks board nominations

The Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for vegetables will accept nominations to fill three board positions. To be nominated, eligible individuals must be an active Georgia vegetable producer. Any person currently serving can be reappointed or... more »

How to build a farm market play area on budget

Georgia’s Southern Grace Farms shows how far growers can stretch dollars toward establishing a new farm market. Jennifer McMillan of Southern Grace Farms in Enigma, Georgia, spoke at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable... more »

Vidalia onions pack date announced

Vidalia onions will be available starting Friday, April 20, the Georgia Department of Agriculture and the Vidalia Onion Committee recently announced. Grown and hand-cultivated exclusively in 20 southeastern Georgia counties by 80 registered growers and... more »


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