Georgia General Assembly Finishes Budget

Josh McGill Legislative, Top Posts

Heading into the final week of the 2017 Georgia legislative session, the General Assembly has wrapped up work on the budget for the next fiscal year. Georgia Agribusiness Council’s Bryan Tolar says the council is pleased with the strong support for agriculture. “The general assembly finished in record time this week,” Tolar says. “We were…

Merivon Restrictions Put Florida Pomegranates at a Disadvantage

Abbey Taylor Pomegranates, Top Posts

The use of any fungicide can cause concerns of phytotoxicity, an issue that is presenting real problems for use of fungicide on pomegranate plants. Gary Vallad, associate professor of plant pathology at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, is hoping to address these concerns in his 2017 research on pomegranate disease and treatment. Vallad…

Georgia Pecan Growers Association’s Annual Educational Conference and Trade Show

Kelsey Fry Top Posts

The Georgia Pecan Growers Association is hosting its annual educational conference and trade show in Tifton on Wednesday, March 29. The conference will feature several presentations by industry professionals about topics such as pecan diseases, varieties, and genetics. In addition, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black will be speaking at the event. Due to positive feedback…

Plastic Mulch May Be Beneficial to Florida Cabbage Growers

Kelsey Fry Cole Crop, Top Posts

University of Florida Associate Professor Nathan Boyd is researching the potential benefits and economic impact of plasticulture production systems for cabbage. He is one of the researchers leading a study on development of weed management plans for Florida cabbage production. "We are looking at the use of plastic mulches for weed control and cabbage production,"…

2017 National Ag Day

Kelsey Fry Top Posts

Agriculture Council of America Announces 2017 National Ag Day Date & Theme The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) will host National Agriculture Day on March 21, 2017. This will mark the 44th anniversary of National Ag Day which is celebrated in classrooms and communities across the country. The theme for National Ag Day 2017 is…

Florida FFA Adds Clay Shoot to Beast Feast

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Uncategorized

It's that time of the year again! Time to enjoy delicious wild game meals prepared by the Florida FFA Foundation. On Saturday, March 25, the 14th annual Florida FFA Foundation Beast Feast will be held at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center near Haines City. The menu may include venison, pork, gator, shrimp, turkey, conch…

Florida Peaches Pack a Punch as a Succulent Snack

Kelsey Fry Peaches, Stone Fruit, Top Posts

March 15, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Florida peaches make for a succulent snack, say consumers surveyed by a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researcher. That’s encouraging news for Florida producers trying to expand their reach, not only in the Sunshine State but nationally, said Joy Rumble,…

Catching Up with Representative Rick Roth on Capitol Hill

Abbey Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

Florida's 2017 legislative session is underway in Tallahassee. From Capitol Hill, Palm Beach County-native Representative Rick Roth reports on how his bills are faring and some important issues that have been discussed. Roth says he feels good about the way things have been going so far. As a businessman, he thinks he is in a…