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RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • USDA Designates Eight Counties in Florida as Primary Natural Disaster Areas
    In response to a request from Debby Folsom, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Florida, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated eight counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Those counties are: Brevard Hillsborough Manatee Seminole Collier Lake Sarasota […]
  • An Update on Diamondback Moth
    Hugh Smith, assistant professor of vegetable entomology at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, recently completed research on diamondback moth patterns and insecticides to try to combat these pests. In previous seasons, the diamondback moth has been a concern for cabbage, collard greens and Asian […]
  • Demand for Organics Continues to Rise
    The demand for organic products has been increasing since the 1990s. Marty Mesh, executive director of Florida Organic Growers, says organics are the fastest growing sector of the agriculture industry. According to Mesh, large increases in the demand for organics began in the 1990s. Since then, organic production has seen a yearly increase in demand, […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Keeping Young Trees Free of HLB
    Plant pathologist Megan Dewdney was one of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers who summarized scientific presentations made at the 2017 International Research Conference on HLB. She and others spoke at an HLB Grower Day in Lake Alfred, putting the complex presentations into terms more understandable to those who aren’t […]
  • UC Davis Seeking a Few Good Citrus Orchards
    Professor Patrick Brown, of the University of California, Davis Department of Plant Sciences, needs the help of some citrus growers with high-producing citrus orchards for a special project. He is looking for growers who have both navels and mandarins that are productive. “It’s a non-destructive study. We just want to collect leaf samples and analyze […]
  • Sneak Peek: June 2017 Citrus Industry Magazine
    There is no doubt that the biggest risk Florida citrus growers currently face is HLB disease. But there are many other risks that can and should be managed effectively. University of Florida’s Ariel Singerman and Steve Futch provide risk management advice for growers in the June issue of Citrus Industry magazine. Their article offers practical […]