Cornell plant disease scientist honored

A Cornell University plant disease scientist has been honored for her work in improving crops. Maria Harrison is an adjunct professor in the section of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology at Cornell’s School of Integrative... more »

Machine-harvestable tomatoes available from UF/IFAS

Ever since Florida farmers have been growing tomatoes, they’ve picked them by hand or hired laborers. It’s painstaking work that might be made easier soon with machine-harvestable tomatoes developed by University of Florida scientists. Now... more »

Ag robotics focus of fall northern California FIRA USA 

FIRA USA — the ag robotics conference — is returning to California. FIRA USA is set to provide a convergence of technology in the global AgRobotics sector.  The third edition of the agricultural robotics conference... more »

California Strawberry Commission provides research update

California strawberry growers and industry members gathered in early May for the California Strawberry Commission’s (CSC) Production Research meeting held in Santa Maria, California to hear from strawberry industry experts regarding key advancements in strawberry... more »

Speakers announced for Center for Produce Safety event

The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) is promoting the names of the scientists who will be presenting at the 2024 CPS Research Symposium. The event is scheduled for June 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency Denver... more »

Bill would boost USDA block grants for specialty crops

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Laphonza Butler (D-California) have introduced a bill to increase the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program authorization and give stakeholders more say on what to do with the funds... more »

USDA-ARS researchers recognized for achievements

The USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recently recognized researchers for work that includes improving bee health to helping farmers control phosphorus runoff. A total of 12 researchers were honored April 23 for their scientific achievements.... more »

UGA finds healthy school lunches benefit children’s health

School lunches have come a long way from square pizza and fish sticks, and students across the board are benefiting from improved nutritional standards in the cafeteria. A new study from the University of Georgia... more »

Southeast Regional Show recognizes leaders

Extension researchers’ efforts to improve crops and the fruit and vegetable industry’s political prominence were highlighted at this year’s Southeast Regional Fruit & Vegetable Conference. At an awards breakfast during the Jan. 4-7 event in... more »

Veg Connections: Biopesticides and beneficial insects

High tunnels are an essential tool to maintain cold-tolerant crops such as spinach and other leafy greens during winter months. However, even in winter, tunnels can also provide a hospitable environment for pests to proliferate.... more »

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