50th World Ag Expo in California

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The 50th anniversary World Ag Expo is currently underway at the International Agri-Center in Tulare. There are more than 1400 exhibits, with 26 million square feet of exhibit space. Last year more than 106,340 people visited the expo. The event is the culmination of the hard work of 25 staff members and 1200 volunteers. “It’s…

UGA Advises Farmers to Check Irrigation Systems for Maintenance Issues Now

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By Julia Rodriguez University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Exposed to weather and wildlife during the winter months, irrigation systems can incur a multitude of problems during the growing season if they are not addressed now, according to Wes Porter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension irrigation specialist. “Anything will get worn, damaged…

Georgia Agribusiness Council Welcomes New Member

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The Georgia Agribusiness Council (GAC) welcomed a new member to its team in late January. Maggie Wooten, a Georgia Southern University graduate, is the council's new events and member services manager. Wooten was raised on a farm, which sparked her interest in agriculture. She says her sister has also been active in the agriculture industry.…

An Update on Diamondback Moths

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Gary England, a regional specialized Extension agent and director of the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, and UF/IFAS Assistant Professor Hugh Smith are starting a second research trial on diamondback moths. In previous seasons, the diamondback moth has been a concern for cabbage, collard greens and Asian…

Creating a Healthier Lunchroom in Schools

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Jaclyn Kropp, an assistant professor at the University of Florida, spoke at the Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference about research and programs to encourage consumption of fruits and vegetables within the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). NSLP is the second largest food assistance program in the United States and is administered by the U.S. Department…

How About Another Sweet, Juicy Strawberry, Courtesy of UF/IFAS?

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Feb. 9, 2017 By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu Source: Vance Whitaker, 813-633-4136, vwhitaker@ufl.edu   GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- When you bite into a Florida strawberry for Valentine’s Day or National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27, you savor sweetness and juice. That’s what you’ll find in all varieties bred by University of Florida Institute of Food and…