RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • VSC Expo Brings Research to the Growers
    The 2019 Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo), held in conjunction with the 28-year-old Citrus Expo, saw some great success with the largest crowd in Expo history on August 14-15 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. With more than 200 exhibitors and a stellar education program, themes “Growing Stronger,” growers […]
  • Managing Rot and Mildew Diseases in Muscadine Grapes
    By Karla Arboleda Growers should scout for and manage diseases in muscadine grapes. The disease-tolerant variety can still have issues with black rot, ripe rot and angular leaf spot, which are the most predominant diseases in muscadine grapes. Phil Brannen, Extension fruit disease specialist at the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, […]
  • Preparing for Farm Technology
    The world of artificial intelligence, robots and big data is upon us, and agriculture will not be left out. Nobody knows this better than Vonnie Estes, vice president of technology at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA). Her job is to work with farmers nationwide to help them learn how to adopt such technologies. Estes also […]

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  • ‘Florida Farmers Are Going to Be the Best Hemp Growers in the Country’
    “Florida farmers will eventually overtake the rest of the country” in hemp production, predicts Holly Bell, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) director of cannabis. In an interview with Citrus Industry Editor Tacy Callies, Bell summarizes her talk at the general session of Citrus Expo. Bell says “Florida farmers are going to be […]
  • Students Learn About Citrus at Youth Day
    Jazlyn Sanchez and Alexander Garzon, attendees at the June Citrus Youth Day, talk with Citrus Industry Editor Tacy Callies about their experience. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences event was held at the Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred. “This is actually my third year at the event,” says […]
  • Gun Safe Winner at Expo
    One of the traditions at Citrus Expo growers look most forward to every year is the annual gun safe giveaway sponsored by Everglades Equipment Group. Only growers who preregister for Citrus Expo and the Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo are eligible to win the prize. Miss Florida Michaela McLean drew the name of the […]