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Hemp Research: ‘A Lot of Different Moving Pieces’

Dan Florida, Hemp, Sticky

An update on industrial hemp research in Florida filled most of the auditorium at the Everglades Research and Education Center near Belle Glade on May 16. Zack Brym, University of Florida Institute of Food and agricultural Sciences assistant professor from Homestead, reviewed the latest information and answered questions from those attending in person and via webinar. Brym reviewed the progress …

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Enza Zaden Field Day Features Watermelons and More

Dan Florida, Fruits, Research, Seeds, Vegetables

Growers and seed distributors had a field day Tuesday at the Enza Zaden seed breeding and field trials facility near Myakka City, Florida. The main attraction was the watermelon trials that include new varieties being tested and introduced into the market. Other trials added great flavor to the day’s tour and discussions, with multiple plots for bell peppers, mature green …

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Identify and Get Rid of Pesky Garden Critters

Dan Fruits, Nursery Crops, Organic, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Cathy Isom has a few interesting ways to help you identify and get rid of a pesky garden critter. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Aphids are interesting creatures which can wreak havoc on your garden. They are usually small green bugs with a soft body. Different species of aphids can be a variety of colors such as …

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Georgia: Not Just Peaches and Peanuts

Dan Citrus, Fruits, Georgia, Industry News Release, Organic, Peanuts, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

Inaugural tour introduces variety of Georgia Grown products, featuring site tours and gourmet meals. Georgia Grown, the marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture, wants everyone to know that the state produces more than just peaches and peanuts. That’s why Georgia Grown is hosting international and national media guests, grocery buyer executives, state officials and culinary …

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CBD Oil Still Unlawful as a Food Additive in Georgia

Dan Georgia, Hemp, Industry News Release

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary W. Black reminds Georgians that while the signing into law of HB213 allows for the sale of hemp and hemp products, inclusion of cannabidiol oil (CBD) into a food or dietary supplement is still unlawful according to the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations. “The passing and signage of the industrial hemp bill is the …

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USDA Seeking Feedback from Southeast Growers

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Field Crops, Livestock, Specialty Crops, USDA-NASS

Over the next few weeks, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service will be seeking feedback from growers about 2019 crops, stocks, livestock inventories and values. NASS will be conducting two major mid-year surveys, the June Agricultural Survey and the June Area Survey. They will be contacting nearly 5700 producers across Alabama, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in order to compile all of this information. …