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.
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More
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.
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....More
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....More
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....More
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....More