Vegetables en Georgia Fruit, Vegetable Growers Association rebrands food safety program <div class="node-body article-body">What was formerly known as the Georgia Good Agricultural Practices Food Safety Program, or GA GAPP, has been rebranded as Produce Food Safety Services to more clearly state the program’s mission and primary purpose. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Marketing and Promotion Wed, 21 Jan 2015 14:14:00 +0000 111641 at Calculating soil fumigant buffer zones the right way <div class="node-body article-body">The Environmental Protection Agency in 2009 began to phase in new regulations for soil fumigant applications. Fumigant labels were introduced requiring stricter safety measures, including buffer zones around fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Orchard Crops Vegetables National Nematicides Vegetables Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:53:00 +0000 111631 at <p>Bill Brim, left, a Georgia vegetable grower and industry leader, speaks with Rick Keigwin, director of EPA&rsquo;s Pesticide Re-evaluation Division, shortly after Keigwin&rsquo;s presentation on fumigant buffer zone requirements at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference Jan. 9 in Savannah.</p> A season that just wouldn’t end for Carolina fruits and vegetables <div class="node-body article-body">Managers at state farmers markets in North and South Carolina and an Eastern North Carolina county agent told Southeast Farm Press in early December that the fruit and vegetable marketing season got off to a slightly delayed start in the spring. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Vegetables Vegetables Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:29:00 +0000 110971 at <p class="Default">IT WAS A great year for strawberries in the Carolinas. This field near Zebulon, N.C., still had enough berries to harvest on June 20, which is late in this area.</p> <p class="Default"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> New widespread federal program to focus conservation efforts at the local level <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, more than 60,000 landowners representing 4 million acres are enrolled in U.S. conservation programs. The newly created USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program looks to accelerate that amount in the coming years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Sustainable Agriculture Regulations USDA Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000 111521 at <p>THE USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program will fund conservation programs proposed and designed by local initiatives.</p> (Gallery) Severe freeze bites Georgia cole crops <div class="node-body gallery-body">A polar vortex dropped Southern temperatures dramatically last week. In some places, like in south Georgia, temperatures crashed to 20 degrees or below with a sharp wind chill, enough to bite hard some cabbage and broccoli fields.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vegetables Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:21:00 +0000 111511 at Tailgate Talk: General thoughts about 2,4-D and dicamba-resistant crops <div class="field-byline"> Eric P. Prostko, University of Georgia Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The hot weed science topic this winter will most likely be the launch (???) of 2,4-D and dicamba-resistant crops. As with any new technology, there will some bumps, bruises and a new learning curve. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cotton Equipment Government Grains Management Miscellaneous Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Herbicide-tolerant crops Soybean Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:48:00 +0000 111421 at <p>When it comes to new auxin herbicides, small and fine droplets are out while large and coarse (very, extremely, ultra) droplets are in!! &nbsp;Throw your old flat fan or hollow cone tips in the trash.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> United Soybean Board Strawberry growers get disease-fighting smartphone app <div class="field-byline"> Clemson University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">MyIPM is the first smartphone app that provides critical disease information for strawberry growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Conditions and Diseases Fruits Vegetables Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:22:00 +0000 111401 at <p>Strawberries are a major U.S. fruit crop, generating more than $1 billion per year.</p> Several factors could join to boost fruit and vegetable demand <div class="node-body article-body">Looking at the long-term market outlook all the way to 2022, grower prices for vegetables are forecast to increase by 0.7 annually on average from 2013 to 2022. The import value of U.S. vegetables is forecast to grow by 4.6 percent, whereas export value is projected to grow by 2.9 percent per year through 2022.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Tomatoes Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19:44:00 +0000 110951 at <p>U.S. PER CAPITA fruit and vegetable consumption peaked in the mid-1990s, but several factors could join to help increase demand in the future, which is good news for producers.</p> Kentucky fruit and vegetable conference set for Jan. 5-6 <div class="field-byline"> Aimee Nielson, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will have something of interest for all fruit and vegetable producers. The event runs from 8 a.m. EST Jan. 5 until 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at Lexington’s Embassy Suites Hotel.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 23 Dec 2014 14:25:00 +0000 111261 at Georgia campaign helps farmers get certified organic <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Organics </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nationwide sales of organic products jumped to $35.1 billion in 2013, up 11.5 percent from the previous year and the fastest growth rate in five years, according to the Organic Trade Association. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:19:00 +0000 111151 at <p>According to the 2012 Census of Agriculture, Georgia has over 42,000 farms, but only 70 farms are certified organic.</p>