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  • VSC Expo Brings Research to the Growers
    The 2019 Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo), held in conjunction with the 28-year-old Citrus Expo, saw some great success with the largest crowd in Expo history on August 14-15 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. With more than 200 exhibitors and a stellar education program, themes “Growing Stronger,” growers […]
  • Managing Rot and Mildew Diseases in Muscadine Grapes
    By Karla Arboleda Growers should scout for and manage diseases in muscadine grapes. The disease-tolerant variety can still have issues with black rot, ripe rot and angular leaf spot, which are the most predominant diseases in muscadine grapes. Phil Brannen, Extension fruit disease specialist at the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, […]
  • Preparing for Farm Technology
    The world of artificial intelligence, robots and big data is upon us, and agriculture will not be left out. Nobody knows this better than Vonnie Estes, vice president of technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA). Her job is to work with farmers nationwide to help them learn how to adopt such technologies. Estes also […]
  • Study Shows Pickled Cucumbers Linked to Anti-Hypertension
    By Karla Arboleda As one of the top five fermented foods in the United States, pickled cucumbers may be linked to anti-hypertensive qualities. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS) have shown the production of certain bioactive peptides that are known to be anti-hypertensive are in pickled cucumbers. Suzanne Johanningsmeier, […]