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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Machine Harvested Pickling Cucumbers – Risk Management Fact Sheet

The USDA publishes an annual risk management fact sheet that provides a general overview of the crop insurance program. Causes of loss can include plant disease. Fact sheets are available for Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Maryland and Delaware. Information includes details about program eligibility, important dates, reporting requirements, and more.

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USDA Announces National Watermelon Promotion Board Appointments

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 13 individuals to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Read the announcement from the USDA here. More information about the board is available on the National Watermelon Promotion Board page on the USDA-AMS website and the National Watermelon Promotion Board website.  

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