Vegetables en Florida takes aim at exotic fruit fly after routine find <div class="node-body article-body">More than 40 Oriental fruit flies found in Miami-Dade County. This species is considered one of the most serious of the world’s fruit fly pests due to its potential economic harm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Vegetables Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:13:00 +0000 115601 at Scott Bauer, USDA EPA wants stronger standards, certification for pesticide applicators <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency proposes stronger standards for pesticide applicators who apply “restricted-use” pesticides. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Agrochemicals Cotton Peanut Soybean Thu, 06 Aug 2015 22:21:00 +0000 115311 at <p>EPA is proposing stricter standards for people certified to use restricted use pesticides and to require all people who apply restricted use pesticides to be at least 18 years old. Certifications would have to be renewed every 3 years.</p> Using pigs to root out weeds in crop fields <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and fertilize the land.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Management Vegetables Herbicides Vegetables Weeds Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:51:00 +0000 115111 at University of Florida (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? <div class="node-body gallery-body">Though they’ve gotten a deservedly bad reputation in recent years for doing serious crop damage, but not all stink bugs are crop pests. Some are beneficial and prey on other crop pests, especially in vegetable production. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Soybeans Vegetables Tue, 14 Jul 2015 18:39:00 +0000 107661 at Don’t want to endanger your soul <div class="node-body blog-body">The truck driver, a lovely Haitian lady, smiled and waved. I took her picture and she smiled and waved some more. But some of the fieldworkers made it clear they didn’t want their pictures taken. And that was OK, too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/farm-press-blog">Farm Press Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Grains Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Human Resources Vegetables Farm Press Blog Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:37:00 +0000 114611 at <p>Haitian woman drives the truck during sweet corn harvest in south Georgia.</p> (Gallery) There’s a mule train in that field <div class="node-body gallery-body">One of the pleasures of summer is eating fresh sweet corn, but harvesting it is very labor intensive. To get the vegetable grain out of the field in a timely way, many growers use the mule train. It’s something to see in action.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Grains Management Miscellaneous Vegetables Fri, 26 Jun 2015 16:25:00 +0000 114601 at Sweet potatoes: Juice, pet food products could increase market demand <div class="node-body article-body">When you think of consuming sweet potatoes, the image that comes to mind is usually orange tubers baked, split open and doused in butter. In recent years, a few new uses — like sweet potato chips and fries — have found a place in the consumption picture. But what about sweet potato used as an ingredient in vegetable juices?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tobacco Vegetables Sweet potatoes Fri, 05 Jun 2015 15:37:00 +0000 114271 at <p>As planting begins, the market outlook for fresh market sweet potatoes looks very strong. &ldquo;I can&rsquo;t think of anything negative to say about the outlook for sweet potatoes right now.&rdquo;said Joel Boseman, grower-packer-shipper, Battleboro, N.C.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Chris Bickers Kale finding place on more Georgia farms <div class="field-byline"> Jordan Hill, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Increased consumer demand in connection with kale’s many health benefits has Georgia farmers planting and selling more of the leafy green</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 22 May 2015 02:35:00 +0000 114061 at 5 steps to meet conservation requirements paperwork <div class="field-byline"> USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To be eligible to receive many USDA benefits, farmers who haven’t already done so must submit the AD-1026 form by June 1, showing they meet requirements for highly erodible lands and wetlands. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Government Livestock Management Soybeans Vegetables Plant and Animal Health Conservation Management Tue, 12 May 2015 13:17:00 +0000 113921 at Permanent guest worker program needed <div class="node-body article-body">To illustrate the challenge agriculture faces finding labor, Ridge Spring, S.C. peach farmer Chalmers R. Carr III tells the story of a talk he made to a local Republican Women’s club.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Orchard Crops Vegetables Seasonal Sun, 10 May 2015 20:36:00 +0000 113661 at