RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Alternative Crops Gaining Traction Nationwide
    Growers throughout the United States are taking a crack at different alternative crops. Rod Bain discusses this with Dr. Rob Myers, a regional director for the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Education program. Listen below to learn about the potential benefits of delving into alternative crops. The post Alternative Crops Gaining Traction Nationwide appeared first on […]
  • Georgia Blueberry Growers Not Covered in Farm Bill Report
    Text for the farm bill conference report has been released. The farm bill has been long awaited by members of the agricultural industry, so to see it moving forward offers a glimmer of hope for a speedy approval. However, Buddy Carter, the U.S. representative for Georgia’s first district, says the farm bill language is missing […]
  • Two UF/IFAS Researchers Inducted Into Prestigious AAAS
    GAINESVILLE, Fla.— Among their many accomplishments, one may be best known for trying to grow plants in space; the other, for helping growers battle bacterial spot disease of tomato. The two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences professors have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Robert […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • 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 […]
  • December Citrus Crop Forecast Unchanged
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2018-2019 Florida all-orange forecast for December is 77 million boxes, unchanged from the November forecast. If realized, this forecast will be 71 percent more than last season’s final production. The forecast consists of 32 million boxes of the non-Valencia oranges (early, midseason and Navel varieties) and 45 million boxes of […]
  • Researchers to Study New HLB Treatment Method
    University of California (UC) Davis research scientist Louise Ferguson is taking part in a $3.4 million project titled “Development of an automated delivery system for therapeutic materials to treat HLB-infected citrus.” The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The four-year project includes work by researchers at […]