University of California, Riverside (UCR) professor Georgios Vidalakis recently provided an update on the state of California citrus for researchers in Florida. Vidalakis is a noted professor and Extension specialist in UCR’s Microbiology and Plant Pathology Department. Among other honors, he was recently named Presidential Researcher for Sustainable Citrus Clonal Protection. Vidalakis pointed out that […]
About eight years ago, Ed James had given up on a grove that was ravaged by HLB in the Howey-in-the-Hills area. “I had abandoned the grove,” he says. “I was going to fix the soil to plant alternative crops. And when I started fixing the soil with cover crops, the trees turned around and started […]
(FLGOV) — Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Paul Meador, Steve Johnson and William “Bill” Poulton to the Florida Citrus Commission (FCC). The FCC is dedicated to overseeing and guiding the activities of the Florida Department of Citrus, conducting a variety of industry programs and regulating the quality standards of citrus grown in Florida. […]
(USDA) – United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue are pleased to announce that the Trump Administration has reached an agreement with the government of South Korea on market access for U.S. rice. Under the agreement, Korea will provide access for 132,304 tons of U.S. rice annually, with an annual […]
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more payments through the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) would be coming soon. Today, Tyron Spearman looks at more information about not only those payments, but purchases being made by USDA. The post More on USDA Payments and Purchases appeared first on Southeast AgNET.
The Alabama Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association (AFVGA) will hold its Annual Conference & Trade Show Nov. 21-22 at the Clanton Conference and Performing Arts Center in Clanton, Alabama. During the opening day luncheon, the “Challenges and Opportunities in the Future of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry” will be discussed by Phil Brannon, professor of plant pathology, with […]