RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Student Learning Opportunities at UGA
    By Breanna Kendrick UGArden is a program at the University of Georgia that began in 2011. The purpose of the program is to grow medicinal herbs for use in products. Noelle Fuller, UGArden manager, began her involvement with the program as an undergraduate student and then as an intern. After her internship, she did her […]
  • Alternative Crops Gaining Traction Nationwide
    Growers throughout the United States are taking a crack at different alternative crops. Rod Bain discusses this with Dr. Rob Myers, a regional director for the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education program. Listen below to learn about the potential benefits of delving into alternative crops. The post Alternative Crops Gaining Traction Nationwide appeared first on […]
  • Georgia Blueberry Growers Not Covered in Farm Bill Report
    Text for the farm bill conference report has been released. The farm bill has been long awaited by members of the agricultural industry, so to see it moving forward offers a glimmer of hope for a speedy approval. However, Buddy Carter, the U.S. representative for Georgia’s first district, says the farm bill language is missing […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • New UF/IFAS Citrus Trial Data Available Soon
    New research data are coming from trials of citrus rootstocks, scions and combinations of the two that University of Florida scientists hope will broaden the options of greening-tolerant citrus varieties available to commercial growers. Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC), part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and […]
  • USDA Releases 3 New Citrus Rootstocks
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released three new citrus rootstocks that are available for unrestricted public use. The rootstocks are US SuperSour 1, US SuperSour 2 and US SuperSour 3. A new publication provides summary information about the new releases. Get the new publication here: The post USDA Releases 3 New Citrus Rootstocks appeared […]
  • December Citrus Crop Forecast Unchanged
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018-2019 Florida all-orange forecast for December is 77 million boxes, unchanged from the November forecast. If realized, this forecast will be 71 percent more than last season’s final production. The forecast consists of 32 million boxes of the non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason and Navel varieties) and 45 million boxes of […]