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Georgia Hemp Up and Growing

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hemp, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson Georgia’s hemp crop is still being planted across the state. According to Tim Coolong, associate professor in the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the recent rainfall could impact the crop both positively and negatively. “Hemp doesn’t like it overly wet. In parts of the state, if there’s standing water in fields or if it’s saturated, …

Thinning Pecan Trees Better Equips Producers For Future

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Pecan, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is encouraging pecan growers to thin their bumper crop this summer to avoid having a down year next season. Southeast Georgia Area Pecan Agent Andrew Sawyer said this year’s pecan crop exceeds the 70% fruit-bearing terminals they recommend pecan trees to have at this stage in the growing season, along with having …

Georgia Growers Renew Pecan Assessment

Clint Thompson Georgia, Pecan, Top Posts

Georgia Department of Agriculture ATLANTA- Georgia pecan growers voted to continue an assessment of one cent per pound of pecans by producers with more than 30 acres for an additional three years — 83.5% of eligible ballots returned were in favor of the assessment. The Georgia Agriculture Commodity Commission for Pecans, also known as, the Georgia Pecan Commission was established …

UF/IFAS Scientists Develop a Specialty Pepper With Better Resistance to Root-Knot Nematodes

Clint Thompson Florida, Top Posts

By: Brad Buck, bradbuck@ufl.edu Bell peppers make for a delicious snack. Among additional choices, you can add them to sandwiches and pizzas, as they’re tasty and full of vitamin C, making them a popular vegetable. As a $235 million-a-year business in Florida, bell peppers are also an important crop, especially in the southeast and southwest parts of the state. As …

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Picking Varieties With Profit Potential

Ashley Robinson Agri-business, Produce, Tomatoes, Top Posts, Vegetables, VSCNews magazine

By Gene McAvoy Choosing which variety to plant is one of the most critical decisions that a commercial grower must make each season. Variety selection is a dynamic process. In the past, some varieties retained favor for many years. More recently, with advances in plant breeding and the incorporation of new and improved traits for disease resistance and other horticultural …

Clemson Extension Agents Provide Updates on Various Crops

Clint Thompson Berries, Disease, Peaches, Pests, South Carolina, Top Posts

Clemson Extension agents provided updates in The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Zack Snipes reports, “It was a warm week with some sprinkled in showers along the coast. All crops are coming in right now with heavy watermelon volume. What’s left of the tomato crop is ripening fast. …

UGA Entomologist: Whiteflies Not as Bad as 2017 But Still Bad

Clint Thompson Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pests, South Carolina, Top Posts, Vegetables

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia Cooperative Extension vegetable entomologist Stormy Sparks confirmed this week that whiteflies are back with a vengeance on susceptible vegetable crops and Georgia’s cotton, which is still just a few weeks old. “I’ve been holding off a long time on saying it looks bad. But about a week ago, it’s just hard to say it …

Nikki Fried: Consumer Conscience Awakening Result of COVID-19

Clint Thompson Coronavirus, Florida, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson A biproduct of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic was the positive response consumers had to supporting American farmers. Nikki Fried, Florida Ag Commissioner, calls it a “consumer conscience awakening.” “When people go to the food stores, they were seeing on one point, you’ve got Mexican strawberries inside of our food stores and then you’re seeing all of the …