Best Organic Weed Control Methods

Dan Organic, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Weeds are something we constantly battle in our gardens and farms. Cathy Isom has a few suggestions for the best organic weed methods. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Weeds tend to be some of nature’s most annoying pests.  When weeds encroach on your precious growing space consider organic weed methods.  Organic methods are categorized as such because …


Georgia Growers Learn about Produce Safety Rule

Dan Field Crops, Georgia, Vegetables

The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) has been working hard to get information out to produce growers about the Produce Safety Rule. Farm Safety Education and Outreach Associate, Elizabeth Stalvey, says that included spending time at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie last month. Growers with more questions about inspections, on farm readiness reviews and trainings can log on to …


AFVGA Conference Coming in Two Weeks

Dan Alabama, Fruits, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) will hold their Annual Conference and Trade Show November 21-22 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. During the opening day luncheon, the topic of Challenges and Opportunities in the future of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry will be discussed by Dr. Phil Brannon, Professor of Plant Pathology with …


Roasting Pumpkin Seeds for Health Benefits

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

Don’t throw those seeds out! Cathy Isom explains all of the great benefits to roasting pumpkin seeds for a healthy snack. Pumpkin seeds have a lot to offer.  They not only taste amazing, but they can be souped up with all different kinds of flavors. They’re also jam-packed with nutrition known to improve heart health. They’re full of good fats, zinc, …


Tips for Growing Baby Vegetables Successfully

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

In her third installment on baby vegetables, Cathy Isom has some tips for growing baby vegetables successfully.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. There are a few techniques that will help growing baby vegetable yields easily. Plant more baby plants in the same space or less than you would full-sized plants.  Closer plantings means more leaf mass to …


Hemp, Hops and More Crops Highlight Florida Ag Expo

Dan Field Crops, Florida, Fruits, Hemp, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops, Research, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

BALM, FL (UF/IFAS) — Farmers, nursery managers and others can get a glimpse of the latest and greatest UF/IFAS research into tomatoes, strawberries, hemp, hops and ornamental plants at the annual Florida Ag Expo at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Informative sessions will fill the day, with events running from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 21, …