RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Be Aware of Heat-Related Illness
    By Alison DeLoach Heat-related illness (HRI) is often overlooked and not taken as seriously as it should be. Agricultural workers can suffer from HRI and be hospitalized if they don’t take preventive measures. Thomas Bernard, a professor in the College of Health at the University of South Florida, spoke on HRI last October at the […]
  • Growers of Organic Vidalia Onions Face Challenges
    By Bhabesh Dutta, Carroll Johnson and Jason Schmidt Vidalia onion ranks first in terms of farmgate value among vegetables in Georgia, making it the most important vegetable crop in the state. Among the spring-grown onions in the United States, Georgia ranks first because Vidalia onions are predominantly grown in spring. Although most of the acreage […]
  • Preparing for the Florida Ag Expo
    Planning for the 2019 Florida Ag Expo (FAE) is well underway. This week, the FAE seminar planning committee met to brainstorm ideas for the educational program. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn continuing education units and receive updates on the latest cutting-edge research from the University of Florida (UF). The AgNet Media team that […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Sneak Peek: May 2019 Citrus Industry Magazine
    The May issue of Citrus Industry magazine offers something for everyone. The diverse range of article topics in this issue is sure to be of interest to readers. First, growers will want to read the latest research on citrus tristeza virus (CTV). Although this is an old problem in Florida, it’s still a threat today […]
  • Grapefruit Grown Under Protective Screens Maximizes Fruit Yield
    Growers of one of Florida’s signature citrus crops may see more production and possibly less of the deadly citrus greening disease. Researchers have worked for four years growing grapefruit under protective screens on a 1-acre experimental plot at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), and they’re seeing encouraging results. UF/IFAS […]
  • All In For Citrus Podcast, April 2019
    April’s All In For Citrus Podcast has a different format than previous programs. This month’s podcast kicks off with a message from Michael Rogers, center director at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC).  He gives a summary of the recent Florida Citrus Growers’ Institute that […]