RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • Soil Moisture Sensors Benefit Vegetable Growers
    By Clint Thompson Irrigation scheduling tools like soil moisture sensors can save vegetable growers valuable input costs by applying less irrigation while also increasing crop yields, according to University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension Vegetable Specialist Andre da Silva. He discussed irrigation management in vegetables during the Georgia Plant Food Educational Society meeting on Jan. […]
  • Breeding Tastier Tomatoes in Different Environments
    (UF/IFAS) — A University of Florida tomato expert is calling on researchers worldwide to use genetics to help farmers grow tastier tomatoes in many geographic locations. Consumers crave tasty tomatoes, but the trick comes in growing flavorful fruit in different environments, said Jay Scott, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) professor emeritus. […]
  • Scientists Seeking New Solutions for Fruit Fly Control
    (UF/IFAS) — In the home, they seem to appear out of nowhere. A piece of fruit is placed on the kitchen counter, and suddenly there’s a fruit fly. But the bug commonly referred to as a fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, may more accurately be called a vinegar fly, with an appetite for rotting fruits. Instead, it’s a […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Peace River Citrus Products Announces Expansion
    Juice manufacturer enters expanded 10-year strategic relationship with Coca-Cola North America. Peace River Citrus Products, Inc., an independent and privately owned Florida-based citrus processor, announced plans for a $98 million expansion atits citrus processing facility in Bartow. The new 320,000-square-foot facility expansion is expected to create up to 175 jobs in Polk County and be […]
  • All In For Citrus Podcast, January 2020
    The first episode of the year of the All In For Citrus Podcast includes efforts to get research information out to growers, threshold numbers on production costs that are a little shocking with current juice prices the way they are, nutrition programs that continue to help manage HLB-affected trees, and breeding work to solve citrus […]
  • PIECES OF THE PAST: Twenty-Twenty Vision
    By Brenda Eubanks Burnette Here we are in 2020. It’s hard to believe that time is flying by so fast. I’m now in the older generation! This makes me want to preserve as many memories as possible before they’re lost and forgotten. Approximately 30 people showed up at a recent Florida Citrus Hall of Fame […]