Bee “Bed and Breakfast” Gets Helping Hand from Science

Josh McGill Pollinators, Top Posts

From the U.S.  Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are digging into the soil around alfalfa fields near Touchet, Washington, to unearth new clues to improve the lives of the crop's chief insect pollinator: the alkali bee. Alkali bees are champion alfalfa flower pollinators — even outperforming the respected…

Beware of This Grape Disease

Kelsey Fry Fruit, Top Posts

Pierce's disease is one of the biggest threats to Georgia's grape industry. Also known as PD, Pierce's disease is one of the major limiting factors to growing European grapes in Georgia. Phillip Brannen, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension fruit plant pathologist, explained that the disease is caused by a bacterium (Xylellafastidiosa) that is transmitted by…

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Applications Being Accepted for FFVA Leadership Program

Dan Cooper Fruit, Industry News Release, Vegetables

Do you know an up-and-coming leader who wants to be more involved in the agriculture industry? He or she may be eligible for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's (FFVA) Emerging Leader Development Program. Launched in 2011, the program identifies and develops leaders to be strong advocates for Florida agriculture. The programming provides a wealth…

Food Entrepreneur Conference is April 26-27 in Auburn

Kelsey Fry Top Posts

Seven years after her now-signature vinaigrette hit store shelves, Tiffany Denson of T’Lish Foods™ will join other successful business people speaking at the fifth annual Food Entrepreneur Conference in Auburn April 26-27. Hosted by the Auburn University Food Systems Institute in cooperation with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Food Entrepreneur Conference offers aspiring and…

Senate Signs Off on Negron Water Plan

Josh McGill Legislative, Top Posts

by Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida Plans for a $1.5 billion reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, questioned by sugar farmers and House leaders, received overwhelming Senate approval after nearly three hours of discussion and debate Wednesday. A priority of Senate President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, the bill (SB 10) seeks to lessen the recurrence…

Delectable Delights Highlight Flavors of Florida

Josh McGill Top Posts

By Brad Buck University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) scientists toil for years creating and enhancing many of the foods we consume and plants we enjoy. When it comes to plant breeding, UF/IFAS is a global leader. In fact, UF/IFAS is ranked as a top-10 horticulture program in the 2017 Center for…

40th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival Just Around the Corner

Kelsey Fry Onion, Top Posts

An onion eating contest, arts and crafts, shopping, an air show, carnival rides, cooking events and more can all be found at the 40th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival on April 27-30, 2017! The festival is held in the heart of the city of Vidalia, Georgia. Alexa Carter Britton, executive director of the Vidalia Convention and…