USDA seeks nominees for National Watermelon Promotion Board

 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it is seeking nominations of qualified watermelon producers and handlers for four seats on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Secretary Sonny Perdue will appoint individuals to serve terms of office that will begin Jan.1, 2021, and end Dec. 31, 2023. This was reported on the USDA […]

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UF/IFAS Researchers May Use Fungi to Control Deadly Crop Disease | AG NET

A group of fungi might fight a disease that’s dangerous to tomatoes and specialty crops. Using a $770,000, three-year grant from the USDA, Gary Vallad, associate professor of plant pathology, hopes to harness the advantages of fungi known as trichoderma to fight Fusarium wilt. We are focusing on tomato production Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania,” he […]

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