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  • Cold Outbreak is Likely the First Week of October
    According to the UGA Extension Viticulture Blog, Pam Knox, UGA Extension climatologist, said the nights of Oct. 2-4 could see temperatures in the 30s across the Southern Appalachians and into northern Georgia and Alabama. She said while most places won’t have temperatures that get down to freezing, areas that are frost pockets and prone to […]
  • Integrating Biological Controls for Root-Knot Nematodes, Weeds in Organic Farming
    By Maria M. Lameiras for CAES News While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic farmers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a University of Georgia researcher is working to discover and integrate biological products and cover […]
  • Improved Weather Data at Growers’ Fingertips
    Weather is one of the most important factors affecting crop growth and production. The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a University of Florida-operated service, was created to assist growers in making decisions related primarily to irrigation scheduling and cold protection. Currently, the FAWN network operates 42 stations located from Jay to Homestead that record and […]

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  • New Guide to USDA Disaster Programs
    To better assist agricultural producers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published a new brochure, Disaster Assistance Programs at a Glance. The brochure is a quick reference guide to available Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) assistance programs. The guide gives a short description of each […]
  • UF’s High Ranking Can Aid Citrus Research
    U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the University of Florida (UF) the sixth best public university in the United States. Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC), tells how a high ranking for UF can benefit Florida citrus. “This (the ranking) really attracts a lot of opportunities for the university,” […]
  • Improved Weather Data at Growers’ Fingertips
    Weather is one of the most important factors affecting crop growth and production. The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a University of Florida-operated service, was created to assist growers in making decisions related primarily to irrigation scheduling and cold protection. Currently, the FAWN network operates 42 stations located from Jay to Homestead that record and […]

RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Cold Outbreak is Likely the First Week of October
    According to the UGA Extension Viticulture Blog, Pam Knox, UGA Extension climatologist, said the nights of Oct. 2-4 could see temperatures in the 30s across the Southern Appalachians and into northern Georgia and Alabama. She said while most places won’t have temperatures that get down to freezing, areas that are frost pockets and prone to […]
  • Integrating Biological Controls for Root-Knot Nematodes, Weeds in Organic Farming
    By Maria M. Lameiras for CAES News While weeds and plant parasites are a concern for all agricultural producers, organic farmers are doubly challenged to combat these problems without chemical solutions. Through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a University of Georgia researcher is working to discover and integrate biological products and cover […]
  • Improved Weather Data at Growers’ Fingertips
    Weather is one of the most important factors affecting crop growth and production. The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), a University of Florida-operated service, was created to assist growers in making decisions related primarily to irrigation scheduling and cold protection. Currently, the FAWN network operates 42 stations located from Jay to Homestead that record and […]