Treadwell Farms Partners with Largest Independent Pharmacy in Lake County with CBD Hemp Extract Products

Clint Thompson Florida, Hemp, Top Posts

UMATILLA, Fla. (October 5, 2020) – Treadwell Farms, a Florida family hemp company, has announced its hemp CBD extract product line can now be purchased in Bay and Lake Pharmacy, a 58-year family-owned independent pharmacy in Eustis, Fla. This marks the company’s first pharmacy partnership, which is offering the 1200mg bottles of the Treadwell Farms Essential Blend Hemp CBD Extract …

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More COVID-19 Protection Needed for Ag Workers

Clint Thompson Coronavirus, Top Posts

The nation’s essential agricultural industry has worked relentlessly through the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure food is put on the tables of American families. Agricultural employers recognize that the health and safety of their employees are imperative to the success of their operations. These employers also recognize consumer demand for fresh, safe and nutritious produce. For years, agricultural employers have adhered …

Hurricane Delta strengthens faster than expected

Clint Thompson Top Posts, Weather

According to the UGA Extension blog, Pam Knox, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Agricultural Climatologist, said the impacts for the Southeast from soon-to-be Hurricane Delta remain the same, with the biggest effects in Alabama, western Georgia and western end of the Florida Panhandle. A stronger storm means that storm surge along the coast is likely to be higher than it …

Establishing an Olive Industry in Florida

Ashley Robinson Florida, Olives, Research, Top Posts, VSCNews magazine

By Michael O’Hara Garcia With weather and soils similar to the Mediterranean Basin, olives grow in Florida and throughout much of the southeastern United States. Currently, Florida has approximately 800 acres of olives under active cultivation by 60 to 80 individual farmers in 20 counties. The groves range from backyard hobby plots with several trees to high-density commercial operations of …

Syngenta Insecticide Expert: Growers Need as Many Tools as Possible to Control Whiteflies

Clint Thompson Pests, Top Posts

The greatest risk of whiteflies to fall vegetable production are the viruses they can transmit, according to Meade McDonald, Syngenta Insecticide Product Lead. That’s why growers need to utilize every weapon in the arsenal this year to combat a threat that is reaching its highest infestations since 2017. “Using multiple modes of action and using as many tools that are …

Clemson Extension Agents Provide Crop Updates

Clint Thompson 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. Weekly Field Update 10-5-20 Coastal Zack Snipes reports, “The cooler weather and lots of rain have brought out the diseases. I saw some watermelon diseases last week including gummy stem blight. We need to protect our foliage …

First Virtual Georgia Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training

Clint Thompson Georgia, Produce, Top Posts

The Georgia Department of Agriculture Produce Safety Team is offering a virtual two-day Produce Safety Alliance Grower Training via Zoom on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22 from 8 a.m.-noon. Any produce grower who grows, packs, harvests and/or holds covered produce, makes more than $25,000 in annual produce sales (on average, based on the past three years of sales), and does …

United Fresh Releases Fresh Facts on Retail Report

Clint Thompson Fruit, Organic, Top Posts, Vegetables

A new report covers the increasing popularity of e-commerce and the unprecedented rise of in-home consumption triggered by COVID-19, including the continued growth of fresh fruit and vegetable sales. United Fresh Produce Association released its Q2 2020 issue of FreshFacts on Retail this week. The report measures retail price and sales trends for the top 10 fruit and vegetable commodities …