RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Harvesting and Storing Pecans This Fall
    Posted by: Victoria Dee AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – According to Alabama Extension, as leaves begin to darken and pumpkins decorate every doorstep, pecans are ripe and ready for harvest as fall settles in in the Southeast. These nutritious nuts are members of the hickory family and grow on towering shade trees commonly found in yards, […]
  • South Georgia Farmer: Need to Buy Georgia Grown
    One South Georgia farmer is hoping American consumers will buy more locally grown produce. After all, the future of the American farmer is at stake. Bill Brim, co-owner of Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Georgia, implores consumers to truly consider who they’re buying their fruits and vegetables from. Not the retailer but the country of […]
  • Whiteflies Vary in Impact in Florida Vegetables This Fall
    According to the South Florida Pest and Disease Hotline, whiteflies are varying in impact in vegetables in South and Central Florida. Around the Central Florida area, respondents report that whiteflies remain active in tomato and melons at mostly low numbers.  Growers and scouts in Southwest Florida report that whitefly pressure has declined with recent rains. […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Climate Outlook for the Southeast
    University of Georgia Agricultural (UGA) Climatologist Pam Knox provided a climate outlook during a recent Georgia Citrus Update webinar. According to Knox, a strong La Niña is in place in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and the winds are now in sync with the ocean conditions. This signifies that La Niña is likely to continue through […]
  • Honey Bee Extension Expert Honored
    Jamie Ellis, director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, will receive the 2020 Excellence in Extension Award from national organizations. The award was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Cooperative Extension and the Association of Public […]
  • Increased Florida Department of Citrus Budget
    On Oct. 21, the Florida Citrus Commission approved a revised 2020-21 operating budget for the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) of nearly $19.8 million. The commission voted to sustain the preliminary budget set in June, prior to the October crop forecast, through a box assessment of $.12 on oranges used for processing plus up to […]

RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Harvesting and Storing Pecans This Fall
    Posted by: Victoria Dee AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – According to Alabama Extension, as leaves begin to darken and pumpkins decorate every doorstep, pecans are ripe and ready for harvest as fall settles in in the Southeast. These nutritious nuts are members of the hickory family and grow on towering shade trees commonly found in yards, […]
  • South Georgia Farmer: Need to Buy Georgia Grown
    One South Georgia farmer is hoping American consumers will buy more locally grown produce. After all, the future of the American farmer is at stake. Bill Brim, co-owner of Lewis Taylor Farms in Tifton, Georgia, implores consumers to truly consider who they’re buying their fruits and vegetables from. Not the retailer but the country of […]
  • Whiteflies Vary in Impact in Florida Vegetables This Fall
    According to the South Florida Pest and Disease Hotline, whiteflies are varying in impact in vegetables in South and Central Florida. Around the Central Florida area, respondents report that whiteflies remain active in tomato and melons at mostly low numbers.  Growers and scouts in Southwest Florida report that whitefly pressure has declined with recent rains. […]