By Jaci Schrekengost As huanglongbing (HLB) continues to decimate citrus crops, researchers continue to search for new, efficient ways growers can manage the disease. HLB, also known as citrus greening disease, is vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid. The disease affects the entire tree, including the roots and fruit. Tripti Vashisth, assistant professor and citrus […]
California citrus farmers have their ears perked for all news related to Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), huanglongbing (HLB) disease and HLB research, but some of the very latest advances have been available only in highly technical research journals, often by subscription only. University of California (UC) Cooperative Extension scientists are now translating the research into […]
Carlene Thissen, project coordinator for farm labor supervisor training at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, discusses the training scheduled for this fall. “We have for the last five years offered training to farm labor supervisors,” Thissen says. “So basically the way we say it, regarding farm workers, we make their bosses […]
The 19th Annual Southern Peanut Growers Conference is being held this week at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida. The three-day conference, which wraps up Saturday, provides farmers with information about peanut production, legislative issues, marketing, and promotions. During the event, the National Peanut Board was presented with this year’s Valor […]
A new survey of farm lenders gives us a look at how they view the financial situations of their farmer borrowers. Gary Crawford has the details. The post New Survey of Farm Lenders appeared first on Southeast AgNET.