Repellent Could Keep Dangerous Beetles Away From Avocado Trees

Josh McGill Fruit, Top Posts

By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Using some pleasant-smelling chemicals, avocado growers may soon be able to repel beetles that inject a potentially deadly fungus into their trees, saving fruit and money, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say. When they’re infected with the laurel wilt fungus, redbay trees…

Brussels Sprouts Not Best Bet for Georgia

Kelsey Fry Leafy Vegetables, Research, Top Posts, Vegetables

According to two University of Georgia researchers, Brussels sprout crops do not seem to be the best option for Georgia farmers. Justin Shealey, one of the researchers heading the study, says results were not positive after the second year of researching whether or not Brussels sprouts had a bright future as a Georgia crop. "There…

Trump’s Wall and Mexican Trade

Abigail Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

The implementation of President Trump's wall on the Mexican border could alter the United States' trade relationship with Mexico. Fritz Roka, an associate professor at the University of Florida stationed at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, spoke with AgNet Media about the implications of the wall and its possible effect on Mexican trade.…

U.S. Strawberry Growers Face Heavy Competition from Mexico

Abigail Taylor Research, Strawberry, Top Posts

Strawberry growers in the United States are feeling pressure from increasing strawberry production in Mexico. Zhengfei Guan, University of Florida assistant professor and agricultural economist, recently spoke at the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference about the struggles strawberry growers are facing and ways to combat those challenges. Mexico's strawberry production is rapidly growing, making the…

New Programs for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Abigail Taylor Top Posts

David Bridges, president of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, Georgia, recently attended Georgia Agribusiness Council's (GAC) annual supper. He spoke with AgNet Media about ABAC's newest programs and the college's relationship with GAC. ABAC launched a new strategic plan this summer. The plan focuses on encouraging academic excellence and helping students graduate on…

‘A Day Without Immigrants’ Impacting Agriculture

Kelsey Fry Legislative, Top Posts

Immigrants and citizens showing support for immigrant workers have joined together today for "A Day Without Immigrants." This protest, which originally began with a pink flyer that was passed around California migrant worker areas, gained momentum via word of mouth and social media. The boycott has reached multiple cities across the nation including Philadelphia, Chicago,…