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RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • UF Researchers Work to Control Pepper Pests
    Pepper weevil is a huge issue for pepper growers, but researchers like Philip Stansly, a professor of entomology at the University of Florida (UF), are working to find management techniques. Stansly said pepper weevil is the main pest for pepper growers in Florida. Insecticides, shortened crop cycles and UV, metalized, reflective mulches are three forms […]
  • FFVA Announces Class 7 of Emerging Leader Development Program
    The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) has selected 10 up-and-coming agriculture industry leaders to participate in its Emerging Leader Development Program for the coming year. The 2017-2018 Class 7 members are Myles Basore, TKM Bengard; Maria Cavazos, R.C. Hatton; Catherine Cellon, Duda Farm Fresh Foods; Philip Grigsby, Premier Ag Finance; Brent Johnson, DuPont; Frankie […]
  • Vegetable, Berry Growers Move to H-2A for Labor Supply
    Due to a lack of domestic farm workers in the United States, Fritz Roka, University of Florida associate professor of agriculture economics at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, says many growers use the H-2A program for their labor needs. Vegetable and specialty crops are labor intensive crops, which causes a lot […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Biostimulants Have Positive Effects
    University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) plant physiologist Ute Albrecht described the use of microbial amendments, specifically biostimulants, at a July 26 seminar in Immokalee. Albrecht works at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, site of the seminar hosted by multi-county citrus Extension agent Mongi Zekri. “Biostimulants come in a […]
  • Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to Draw FFA Raffle Winners
    Citrus Expo is excited to host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Wednesday, August 16, along with U.S. Representative Tom Rooney. Perdue and Rooney will walk the trade show floor and mingle with the Citrus Expo exhibitors and attendees. Citrus Expo will provide Perdue and Rooney with a firsthand look at the challenges faced […]
  • Hunt Brothers Fellowship Grows Future Citrus Industry Leaders
    Even when Matt Mattia was studying tomato breeding as a master’s student at the University of Florida (UF), he was dreaming of citrus. Now a doctoral student at UF, he’s working toward achieving that dream of working in one of Florida’s most important industries. Thanks to the Hunt Brothers Fellowship, which funds graduate research in […]