RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Cole Crop Field Day Includes Some New Options
    Every year the University of Florida (UF) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center holds its cole crop field day due to the high number of cabbage acreage in the tri-county area, which includes Putnam, St.Johns and Flagler counties. However, growers in the tri-county area have been expressing an interest in various alternative crops. So, Gary England, director […]
  • UPDATED: E. coli Source Released
    Update on E. coli outbreak (Dec. 14): According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the E. coli outbreak has been traced back to a single farm’s irrigation reservoir, Adam Bros. Farms in Santa Barbara county. According to the FDA release, Adam Bros. Farms has not shipped  lettuce since Nov. 20 and […]
  • Student Learning Opportunities at UGA
    By Breanna Kendrick UGArden is a program at the University of Georgia that began in 2011. The purpose of the program is to grow medicinal herbs for use in products. Noelle Fuller, UGArden manager, began her involvement with the program as an undergraduate student and then as an intern. After her internship, she did her […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Growers Share Nutrition Successes
    At the Dec. 11 Citrus Nutrition Day hosted by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Polk County Extension, two growers shared their experiences with nutrition programs. The citrus growers, James Shinn of Shinn Groves/Tree O’Groves Inc. and Matt Story of the Story Companies, shared their knowledge via video interviews with citrus […]
  • New UF/IFAS Citrus Trial Data Available Soon
    New research data are coming from trials of citrus rootstocks, scions and combinations of the two that University of Florida scientists hope will broaden the options of greening-tolerant citrus varieties available to commercial growers. Michael Rogers, director of the Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC), part of the University of Florida Institute of Food and […]
  • USDA Releases 3 New Citrus Rootstocks
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released three new citrus rootstocks that are available for unrestricted public use. The rootstocks are US SuperSour 1, US SuperSour 2 and US SuperSour 3. A new publication provides summary information about the new releases. Get the new publication here: The post USDA Releases 3 New Citrus Rootstocks appeared […]