Dicamba Resistant Waterhemp Found in Illinois

Dan Environment, Research

University of Illinois weed scientists have confirmed resistance to the herbicide dicamba in a Champaign County waterhemp population. In the study, dicamba controlled 65 percent of the waterhemp in the field when applied at the labeled rate. And in the greenhouse, plants showed a 5-to-10-fold reduction in dicamba efficacy compared with sensitive plants. It’s not a huge level of resistance, …


Thanksgiving Dinner Costing More

Dan Economy, Fruits, Pecans, Poultry, Research, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables

While last year’s cost of a Thanksgiving Day dinner was the lowest it had been since 2010, this year is a bit different. Americans, for the most part, are spending a bit more at the grocery store this year on turkeys and all the sides. According to a survey conducted earlier this month by the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), Thanksgiving dinner costs …

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Extension Mobile Labs in Alabama

Dan Alabama, Research

As a land-grant university, a mission of Alabama A&M University (AAMU) involves the delivery of research-based information to communities. In the early days, the late scientist George Washington Carver used the Jesup wagon to educate farmers about agricultural practices. Today, modern wheels still roll into communities to educate audiences of all ages. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at AAMU will officially …

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Andra Johnson Named Dean of UF/IFAS Extension and Director of Florida Cooperative Extension Service

Dan Education, Florida, Research

(GAINESVILLE, FL/September 7, 2021) — Andra Johnson, associate director of Penn State Extension, will be the next dean of UF/IFAS Extension and director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service, the University of Florida announced on Tuesday. Johnson will assume the role on November 1. Johnson will lead UF/IFAS’ statewide network of more than 650 faculty educators and scientists, whose programs …


Auburn University Researcher Developing Management Practices for Aquaculture

Dan Alabama, Aquaculture, Research

While aquaculture is the fastest-growing sector of animal agriculture, sustainable expansion and intensification is hampered by issues related to aquatic animal health. That’s why Alan Wilson, professor and assistant director for instruction at Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, is focusing on developing programs to help the aquaculture industry better manage problematic algae growth in ponds and other water sources. According to an …


NIFA Invests $14 Million in Animal Health and Disease Research

Dan Aquaculture, Beef, Cattle, Dairy, Equine, Livestock, Pasture, Pork, Poultry, Rabbits, Research, Sheep-Goats

The Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced an investment of $14 million in research to protect agricultural animals from disease. The grants are part of NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative’s Diseases of Agricultural Animals program area priority. NIFA director Carrie Castille says, “This research will help better understand, diagnose, control and prevent diseases in …


UF/IFAS Pleased with New Budget

Dan Education, Research

The new fiscal year for the state of Florida officially began on July 1, meaning the new budget year is underway. And when Governor DeSantis signed the annual budget in early June, he did not veto any University of Florida or UF/IFAS funds. Mary Ann Hooks, director of governmental affairs for UF/IFAS, told Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman they were pleased with their final budget. …