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  • International Pepper Conference Postponed Until 2022
    The International Pepper Conference has been postponed for a second straight year due to continuing coronavirus pandemic concerns and ensuing traveling conditions. The next conference will be held Sept. 26-28, 2022 with the academic program taking place in Tucson, Arizona and the chie pepper variety trial, mechanical harvest, field and equipment demonstrations occurring at the […]
  • Center Stage: Grass in Olympic Stadium developed by Breeders at UGA-Tifton
    University of Georgia (UGA) Tifton campus turfgrass breeders’ handiwork is on display during this year’s Summer Olympics. The Japan National Stadium’s field is currently sodded with TifSport bermudagrass, developed in south Georgia. It is one of many grass varieties created and tested at UGA-Tifton. TifSport is a dense, medium- to fine-textured grass bred to withstand […]
  • USHBC, Pagoda Celebrate USA Fresh Blueberries in China
    SHENZHEN, China — Consumers in China can finally enjoy fresh blueberries from the United States. The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (USHBC) teamed up with Pagoda, a leading fruit retailer in China, on Thursday to hold a ceremony celebrating the arrival of fresh U.S. blueberries to mainland China, the first-ever promotion of USA fresh blueberries in […]

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  • All In For Citrus Podcast, July 2021
    A pest problem in citrus under protective screen (CUPS), heat stress guidance, and Citrus Expo news headline the July episode of the All In For Citrus podcast. Citrus Research and Education Center Director Michael Rogers begins the episode with an overview of the seminars at this year’s Citrus Expo. He said his University of Florida […]
  • Turkey: Lemons Up, Grapefruit Down
    Lemon production in Turkey climbed in 2020-2021, but grapefruit production is expected to decline, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service. LEMONSLemon production reached 1.1 million metric tons, which is 13% more than in the 2019-20 season. Lemons have a longer season compared to oranges and tangerines in Turkey because different lemon […]
  • Growers Discuss CRAFT Projects
    Four Florida growers recently discussed efforts they’ll take to cope with HLB in plantings subsidized by the Citrus Research and Field Trial (CRAFT) program. Their comments were part of a virtual educational session sponsored by the Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) and Florida Citrus Mutual. CRDF Chief Operating Officer Rick Dantzler said the projects […]