Vegetables http://southeastfarmpress.com/taxonomy/term/6031/more en Farm labor shortage reported in 20 states, and visa backlog blamed http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed <div class="field-byline"> American Farm Bureau </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paperwork delays have created a backlog of 30 days or more in processing H-2A applications at both the Department of Labor and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/farm-labor-shortage-reported-20-states-and-visa-backlog-blamed#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Human Resources Regulations Vegetables Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:19:00 +0000 119921 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>American Farm Bureau Federation calls for Congress to pass responsible immigration reform that provides farmers access to a legal and stable workforce.</p> EWG’s "Dirty Dozen" list once inflammatory, now discredited http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited <div class="field-byline"> Alliance for Food and Farming </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Environmental Working Group issued its annual so-called “dirty dozen” list concerning pesticide residues and produce. But USDA report EWG uses to develop its list says “residues do not pose a safety concern.” </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ewg-s-dirty-dozen-list-once-inflammatory-now-discredited#comments Vegetables Vegetables Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:47:00 +0000 119751 at http://southeastfarmpress.com USDA ARS Vidalia onions: ‘The worst thing we can do is start too early’ http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/vidalia-onions-worst-thing-we-can-do-start-too-early <div class="field-byline"> Georgia Department of Agriculture </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Vidalia onions are unique to Georgia and may only be grown in parts of a 20-county area in the southeastern part of the state.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/vidalia-onions-worst-thing-we-can-do-start-too-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/vidalia-onions-worst-thing-we-can-do-start-too-early#comments Vegetables Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:39:00 +0000 119621 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Stephanie Shupska/UGA County Extension agent gets $2.67 million contract to train prisoners http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/county-extension-agent-gets-267-million-contract-train-prisoners <div class="field-byline"> Beverly James, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lloyd Singleton, an extension agent with University of Florida in Sumter County, was recently awarded a $2.67 million contract to expand a vocational training program to teach horticulture and culinary arts at the Federal Correctional Center in Coleman, Florida.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/county-extension-agent-gets-267-million-contract-train-prisoners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/county-extension-agent-gets-267-million-contract-train-prisoners#comments Vegetables Vegetables Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:04:00 +0000 119521 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Lloyd Singleton, an extension agent with University of Florida in Sumter County, Fla.</p> El Niño is on the way out, so what can farmers expect? http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/el-ni-o-way-out-so-what-can-farmers-expect <div class="field-byline"> Pam Knox, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Now that the El Niño is declining and on the way out, it’s worth taking a look at what is likely to come next and how that will impact the growing season and perhaps even 2017.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/el-ni-o-way-out-so-what-can-farmers-expect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/el-ni-o-way-out-so-what-can-farmers-expect#comments Cotton Grains Livestock Orchard Crops Soybeans Vegetables El Nino Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:32:00 +0000 119511 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Flooded field March 2016 in Terrell County, Ga.</p> Mutated STD could stop corn earworm pest http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/mutated-std-could-stop-corn-earworm-pest <div class="field-byline"> Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Alonna Wright works with a genetically selected mutant form of a nudivirus. The nudivirus causes a sexually transmitted disease only found in the corn earworm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/mutated-std-could-stop-corn-earworm-pest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/cotton/mutated-std-could-stop-corn-earworm-pest#comments Cotton Grains Management Vegetables Corn earworm Sat, 02 Apr 2016 16:54:00 +0000 119471 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Alonna Wright is an agricultural biotechnology student in the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.</p> Katie Pratt, UK Agricultural Communications Ted Webster: A behind-the-scenes weed man gone too soon http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ted-webster-behind-scenes-weed-man-gone-too-soon <div class="field-byline"> Eric P. Prostko and A. Stanley Culpepper, University of Georgia </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Recently, the weed science and agricultural communities lost one of those people who worked behind the curtain to make our jobs in Extension that much easier. Dr. Ted M. Webster, a USDA-ARS research agronomist in Tifton, Ga., passed away Feb. 16. He was 46.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ted-webster-behind-scenes-weed-man-gone-too-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/ted-webster-behind-scenes-weed-man-gone-too-soon#comments Cotton Management Peanuts Vegetables Practices and Systems Herbicides Weeds Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:59:00 +0000 119381 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>Dr. Ted M. Webster, USDA/ARS Research Agronomist standing in a field of tropical spiderwort after field corn harvest in Grady County, Ga., in 2003. He died at age 46 on Feb 16, 2016.</p> Surprising facts and figures about Florida agriculture today http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-facts-and-figures-about-florida-agriculture-today <div class="node-body gallery-body">Florida is the No. 1 producer of at least eight major U.S. crops. And despite devastating diseases and other setbacks, Florida’s vibrant agriculture sector continues to create about 14 percent of the state’s jobs and contribute $148.5 billion to the state’s economy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-facts-and-figures-about-florida-agriculture-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/surprising-facts-and-figures-about-florida-agriculture-today#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Mon, 28 Mar 2016 17:04:00 +0000 119331 at http://southeastfarmpress.com US and Cuba authorize agriculture exchange activities http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-and-cuba-authorize-agriculture-exchange-activities <div class="node-body article-body">Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA will allow the 22 U.S. industry-funded Research and Promotion Programs and 18 Marketing Order organizations to conduct authorized research and information exchange activities with Cuba.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-and-cuba-authorize-agriculture-exchange-activities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/soybeans/us-and-cuba-authorize-agriculture-exchange-activities#comments Cotton Government Grains Orchard Crops Peanuts Soybeans Vegetables Organizations Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:31:00 +0000 119291 at http://southeastfarmpress.com Florida claims victory over invasive fruit fly, business as usual now http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-claims-victory-over-invasive-fruit-fly-business-usual-now <div class="field-byline"> Tom Nordlie, University of Florida </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The lifting of an agricultural quarantine in Miami-Dade County Feb. 13 signaled victory over the invasive Oriental fruit fly and a return to business as usual for growers within a 99-square-mile area that includes vegetable farms, nurseries, packing houses, residential neighborhoods and much of the state’s commercial tropical fruit acreage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-claims-victory-over-invasive-fruit-fly-business-usual-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://southeastfarmpress.com/orchard-crops/florida-claims-victory-over-invasive-fruit-fly-business-usual-now#comments Orchard Crops Vegetables Fruits Vegetables Fri, 19 Feb 2016 21:11:00 +0000 118791 at http://southeastfarmpress.com <p>A female Oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis, is shown laying eggs in a papaya in this USDA-ARS file photo.</p>