Vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en NC State receives $12.4 million grant from Gates Foundation for sweet potato research http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/nc-state-receives-124-million-grant-gates-foundation-sweet-potato-research <div class="field-byline"> North Carolina State University </div> <div class="node-body article-body">North Carolina State University will receive $12.4 million over the next four years from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve a crop that is an important food staple in sub-Saharan Africa – the sweet potato.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/nc-state-receives-124-million-grant-gates-foundation-sweet-potato-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/nc-state-receives-124-million-grant-gates-foundation-sweet-potato-research#comments Miscellaneous Vegetables Sweet potatoes Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:21:00 +0000 109191 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A priority crop for the Gates Foundation&rsquo;s Agricultural Development Program, the sweet potato has a complex genetic blueprint.</p> North Carolina State University USDA to survey Southern vegetable growers http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/usda-survey-southern-vegetable-growers <div class="node-body article-body">In the Southern Region, vegetable producers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will be contacted between October 1 and November 20 by NASS representatives who will be conducting in-person interviews with growers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/usda-survey-southern-vegetable-growers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/usda-survey-southern-vegetable-growers#comments Government Vegetables Regulations Vegetables Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:23:00 +0000 109141 at http://southeastfarmpress.com RFID tags used to track produce freshness from farm to store http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store <div class="field-byline"> Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A University of Florida-led research team&rsquo;s development of a tracking system could change the way companies ship fresh fruits and vegetables, letting them know which produce is closest to expiration and providing consumers the freshest products available.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/rfid-tags-used-track-produce-freshness-farm-store#comments Management Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Vegetables Mon, 08 Sep 2014 20:26:00 +0000 108971 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Alabama plans for drones http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones <div class="node-body article-body">Alabama Governor Robert Bentley last week charged the Alabama Drone Task Force to review the requirements to further Alabama’s use of drones in areas of agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/alabama-plans-drones#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 108641 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>John Fulton, Auburn University engineer, demonstrates a UAV at the Autauga County farm of Andy Wendland.</p> Alabama Farmers Federation Bill aims to clarify ‘seasonal’ worker under Affordable Care Act http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The STARS Act of 2014 adopts the White House definition of seasonal employment while simplifying and aligning the seasonal provisions of the Affordable Care Act to better enable employer compliance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/bill-aims-clarify-seasonal-worker-under-affordable-care-act#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits National Vegetables Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:45:00 +0000 108161 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Georgia melon farmers did OK this year http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year <div class="field-byline"> Clint Thompson, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Prices at the start of the Georgia watermelon season were pretty strong. Growers that had melons available then, did fairly well and helped make up for last year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/georgia-melon-farmers-did-ok-year#comments Markets Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0000 108011 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Robert Ames, right, records the weight of a watermelon as fellow student worker Beau Lamb watches. Both work for UGA Vegetable Horticulturist Tim Coolong on the Tifton Campus.</p> Farm Bill conservation compliance concerns vegetable industry http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry <div class="field-byline"> Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">For those crops that are annually tilled, there may be an obligation to have a certified conservation plan in place along with other restrictions, depending on whether the land is defined by USDA as highly erodible or wetlands.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/government/farm-bill-conservation-compliance-concerns-vegetable-industry#comments Government Orchard Crops Vegetables National Reduced Tillage Farming Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 107951 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Gallery) Can you tell the difference between a good and a bad stink bug? http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-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="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/gallery-can-you-tell-difference-between-good-and-bad-stink-bug#comments Cotton Grains Management Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 107661 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Learn the ABCs of MRLs with new online course http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course <div class="node-body article-body">The pesticide registration process – FIFRA – establishes acceptable pesticide residue levels for products approved in the U.S. Meanwhile, foreign governments are increasing oversight and testing of imported food for pesticide residues.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/miscellaneous/learn-abcs-mrls-new-online-course#comments Cotton Equipment Government Grains Livestock Management Markets Miscellaneous Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Tobacco Vegetables Pesticides Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:26:00 +0000 107601 at http://southeastfarmpress.com (Photos) The 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmers of the Year http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year <div class="node-body gallery-body">Combined, the state winners of the 2014 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year program have 350 years of farming experience, with scores of farming generations before them to boot. From one of the largest growers in the state to a Vietnam veteran, from a meticulous weed warrior to even a ‘city’ boy, their backgrounds and farming operations vary across the board.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/sunbelt-ag-expo/photos-2014-swisher-sweetssunbelt-expo-southeastern-farmers-year#comments Cotton Equipment Government Livestock Management Markets Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Sunbelt Ag Expo Tobacco Vegetables Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 107571 at http://southeastfarmpress.com