RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Lake O Levels Rising – Discharges to Increase
    Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) Colonel Drew Kelly, Commander of the Jacksonville District, held a media conference call Friday to explain a change to the discharge schedules for Lake Okeechobee, as water levels are rising in the lake. Tune in to this audio clip to hear the entire press conference, including questions from south Florida […]
  • Buying Food Online: A Growing Trend
    Technology continues to increasingly impact consumers’ lives, and online shopping is on the rise. Don Goodwin, president of Golden Sun Marketing, says that trend has now reached food. According to Goodwin, it is difficult to say how this growing trend is going to impact the seed and produce industry. However, he recognizes some areas of […]
  • New Crops Provide New Hope
    By Alison DeLoach Farmers and ranchers in Northwest Florida are looking to make a comeback after Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on their crops. Glen Aiken, director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC), is working to help growers affected by the hurricane. According […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Albrigo: Bloom Looks Good
    The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ (UF/IFAS) researcher known for his work on the timing of bloom sees the potential for good bloom this season. “Flowering for Florida’s next citrus crop has been coming along fairly well,” UF/IFAS Emeritus Professor Gene Albrigo said in a Feb. 13 interview. He expects the […]
  • Orange Juice Market Outlook
    By Marcos Fava Neves A recent Nielsen report reveals negative news for U.S. retail orange juice (OJ) sales. When comparing November 2018 with November 2017, the decline in OJ consumption was 7.4 percent. The value shrunk 3.4 percent, dropping from $223.94 million to $216.44 million. This represents a $7 million dollar loss. Not-from-concentrate juice came […]
  • Citrus Expo Seminar Planning Underway
    Citrus Expo is just six months away, which means the planning process has started for the seminar program. Growers of citrus, vegetables and specialty crops will once again have the opportunity to earn continuing education units and Certified Crop Adviser credits at the event. Citrus Expo will kick off with a general session on top […]