Vegetables en Sweetpotato whitefly arrives uncommonly early to Florida, Georgia <div class="field-byline"> Xavier Martini, Mathews Paret, Josh Freeman, UF/IFAS </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Outbreaks of sweetpotato whiteflies have been recorded recently in the Florida Panhandle and south Georgia on tomatoes and other vegetables. This arrival of whitefly is quite unusual at this time of the year in the Florida Panhandle. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Whiteflies Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:53:00 +0000 122081 at <p>Whitefly adults and eggs.</p> James Castne Man who alerts the world to tomato-destroying pest warns US now <div class="field-byline"> Virginia Tech </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Scientists warn that the leafminer, which primarily threatens tomatoes but also devastates other crops, is a risk to food security and agricultural production in countries where it invades. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Tomatoes Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:54:00 +0000 121671 at <p>Virginia Tech&#39;s Muni Muniappan helped confirm the leafminer&#39;s presence in Bangladesh and Nepal earlier this summer after scientists and policymakers there became alert to the threat through on-site training programs of the Virginia Tech-led Integrated Pest Management Innovation Lab.</p> Virginia Tech 10 farmers go for big prizes and Southeast agriculture’s top honor <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is one of the most prestigious awards in U.S. agriculture. Each year, ten Southern states pick one farmer each to represent it in the program. One farmer is picked as the top in the region. The honor is big, and the prizes aren’t shabby. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Farm Shows Corn Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Equipment Livestock Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:37:00 +0000 121661 at $36.5 million in USDA grants for US specialty crop research, Extension <div class="node-body article-body">19 grants totaling $36.5 million for research and Extension to support American farmers growing fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops including floriculture.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 03 Aug 2016 15:13:00 +0000 121351 at Dry, wicked heat wave stealing promise in South Carolina <div class="field-byline"> Jim Melvin, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just when things were looking promising for farmers in most areas of the state, another dry and wicked heat wave has a hold on South Carolina and is starting to squeeze the life out of crops.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Corn Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Management Weather Drought Tue, 12 Jul 2016 01:41:00 +0000 120961 at <div> <p>In upstate South Carolina, hundreds of acres of dryland corn that looked fabulous just three or four weeks ago have suffered serious damage because of the recent heat&nbsp;wave.</p> </div> Garland Veasey / Clemson University Georgia-based video shows ag labor now a major problem facing US farmers <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau Federation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new video produced by the American Farm Bureau Federation shines a spotlight on the frustrations of the nation’s farmers in finding workers to harvest their crops. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legislative Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Regulations Vegetables Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:50:00 +0000 120831 at For the bees: Bayer, Wildlife Society to plant 25 million wildflowers <div class="node-body article-body">The Bayer Bee Care program and the Wildlife Society are working together toward the goal of planting 25 million pollinator-attractant wildflower seeds by the fall with the aim of increasing nutrition options for honeybees.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Orchard Crops Vegetables Management Trade Associations Sun, 26 Jun 2016 13:54:00 +0000 120711 at <p>The planting will occur later in the fall, just in time for the pollinator buffet to bloom and establish spring 2017 forage.&nbsp;</p> The problem with this farm-related program will never be solved <div class="node-body blog-body">My first year as a farm reporter was 1997, the same year I did my first story on the pitfalls and bureaucratic mishaps of the federal H-2A agricultural worker program. And 19 years later, nothing has changed.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Orchard Crops Vegetables American Farm Bureau Federation Fruits Legislation Management Vegetables Farm Press Blog Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 120671 at High tunnels could be way South Carolina growers meet rising demand <div class="field-byline"> Scott Milloer, Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">High tunnels installed in farm fields could extend the South Carolina growing season and boost production of specialty crops desired by high-end restaurants and other buyers.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:46:00 +0000 120541 at <p>High tunnels were among several educational demonstrations and research projects on display Clemson&rsquo;s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston.</p> Q&A: Georgia’s new ag dean talks about listening and leaving NC State <div class="node-body article-body">Sam Pardue, new dean for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, talks about why he left NC State.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Legislative Corn Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Livestock Groups & Organizations Cotton Marketing and Promotion Mon, 30 May 2016 14:06:00 +0000 120311 at <p>Sam Pardue, right, the new dean of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, visits Leger and Son Farms, owned by Buddy, at left, and Greg Leger April 14.</p>