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NCSU Researchers Develop Protocol for Measuring Food Waste on the Farm
RALEIGH, North Carolina – A North Carolina State University study quantifying food waste on the farm seems to suggest that the amount of edible and marketable vegetable crops being left in the field after primary harvest is much higher than previously thought. In a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SSARE) Graduate Student Grant, researchers […]
A Natural Method of Reducing Post-Harvest Fruit Decay Found
FORT PIERCE, Florida – University of Florida researchers, through a Southern Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education grant, have found a natural method of reducing post-harvest citrus fruit decay. In a SSARE Graduate Student Grant study, researchers found that essential oils, specifically carvacrol and thymol, significantly decrease ‘Ruby Red’ grapefruit natural decay, weight loss and chilling […]
Good Agricultural Practices
This guide from North Carolina State University provides growers with a framework for them to develop their own food safety plans.
Organic Horticulture Training for the Southeast
An interactive website to help ag professionals develop successful organic education programs.