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RSS Vegetable & Specialty Crop News

  • UF/IFAS Hosts Cole Crop Field Day
    The annual cole crop field day took place today at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Research and Demonstration Site. Gary England, UF/IFAS regional specialized Extension agent and director of the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, hosts this event every year to inform growers on the latest research findings for […]
  • Reap the Benefits of Beneficials
    A huge issue for southeastern growers is pests’ never-ending appetite for growing produce. Though there are several methods to manage pests, using beneficial insects as a natural technique can be effective. Ayanava Majumdar, Auburn University Extension entomologist, has been studying the use of beneficials to manage devastating pests in Alabama. Lately, Majumdar has been testing […]
  • Secretary Perdue Hears from Youth in Ag
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hosted a roundtable meeting about youth in agriculture at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) on Dec. 8 in Tallahassee. Those involved in the discussion included FAMU President Larry Robinson, Florida Congressman Al Lawson, FAMU students, Florida FFA state officers and members of Florida 4-H. Perdue began the meeting […]

RSS News from Citrus Industry

  • Citrus Industry Squeezed if Congress Doesn’t Help
    No “plan B” is available if Congress does not add citrus funding to the latest disaster relief package, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam said Wednesday. A day after the U.S. Department of Agriculture further reduced a forecast of the post-Hurricane Irma orange harvest, Putnam reiterated the need for federal assistance to the struggling industry, which […]
  • Growing Citrus in the HLB Era
    By Jim Gravley The entire citrus industry has changed since the arrival of HLB (citrus greening). To ensure success and produce a quality product, the grower must adapt and truly understand the issues brought on from the infection of HLB. The disease was officially identified in 2005 in South Florida, and we are still fighting […]
  • Florida Citrus Crop Forecast: Oranges Down; Grapefruit Holds Steady
    As of Dec. 12, the 2017-2018 Florida all-orange forecast released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture is 46 million boxes. This figure is down 8 percent from the November forecast. If realized, this forecast will be 33 percent less than last season’s production and the least since the 1944-1945 season of 42.2 million boxes. The […]