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RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Potential Second Crop for Georgia Pecan Growers
    Researchers have found that pecan truffles could be a possible second profitable crop for Georgia pecan growers. Tim Brenneman, a professor of plant pathology at the University of Georgia, says that the pecan truffle is a native fungus that currently grows on some pecan trees in Georgia. He says when the conditions are just right, […]
  • New UF Center Benefits Ag Industry
    University of Florida (UF) researchers have come together to create a new center for research to help better benefit those in the agriculture industry. Diane Rowland, director for the Center for Stress Resilient Agriculture (CSRA), said the center was created to help researchers communicate and conduct research more effectively and to combat stress in agriculture. […]
  • UF/IFAS Hosts Cole Crop Field Day
    The annual cole crop field day took place today at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Research and Demonstration Site. Gary England, UF/IFAS regional specialized Extension agent and director of the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, hosts this event every year to inform growers on the latest research findings for […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Cold-Tolerant Citrus Production Event
    More than 100 growers from Florida and Georgia gathered at the Cold-Tolerant Citrus Production for the Southeastern Coastal Plain educational event on Dec. 13. Bob Hochmuth, director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s (UF/IFAS) Suwannee Valley Agricultural Extension Center, introduced the event, which was held at the center. Morning presentations […]
  • Freeze Probability and Protection Efforts
    Florida hasn’t had a widespread tree-killing citrus freeze in years. That’s very fortunate since the industry has been dealing with the highly destructive HLB disease since 2005 and with negative impacts of Hurricane Irma since September. However, a damaging freeze is always a possibility at this time of year. Consequently, multi-county citrus Extension agent Chris […]
  • Citrus Industry Squeezed if Congress Doesn’t Help
    No “plan B” is available if Congress does not add citrus funding to the latest disaster relief package, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday. A day after the U.S. Department of Agriculture further reduced a forecast of the post-Hurricane Irma orange harvest, Putnam reiterated the need for federal assistance to the struggling industry, which […]