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  • Pollinator Partnership’s 10th Annual Pollinator Week
    Pollinator Week 2017 is the tenth consecutive year of the program that unifies the nation around the vital issue of pollinator conservation. June 19 through 25 has been designated National Pollinator Week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior.   More than 160 events across North America have also been […]
  • Perdue Hosts Mexico and Canada Agriculture Leaders in His Home State
    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted his counterparts from Mexico and Canada in an event held in Savannah, Georgia, where they toured the Georgia Ports Authority and took a farm tour, and to participate in a series of meetings preparing for the upcoming renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). There is a lot […]
  • Research Continues to Prevent Disease in Pomegranates
    When it comes to growing pomegranates in Florida, researchers are working to protect and prevent diseases. Gary Vallad, an associate professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, is currently in his third season of testing the best way to protect and prevent […]
  • Research Begins on Fusarium Wilt Affecting Watermelon
    When it comes to watermelon, one of the ongoing and increasing challenges is fusarium wilt. This disease is caused by a soil-borne fungus called Fusarium oxysporum. The type of fusarium that causes fusarium wilt is specialized to watermelon, says Bhabesh Dutta, a vegetable Extension pathologist at the University of Georgia. Dutta is leading a collaborative […]