National Strawberry Day Brings Attention to UF/IFAS Varieties

Abbey Taylor Berries, Industry News Release, Strawberry, Top Posts

Vance Whitaker toils day and night to develop the tastiest, best-looking, aromatic strawberries a consumer would want. Yummy enough for a nutritious snack or to help flavor a cake or pie just in time for National Strawberry Day on Feb. 27. Whitaker, an associate professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), …

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New Herbicide Application Technology Available in Georgia and Alabama – But Not Yet in Florida

Dan Cooper Agri-business, Environment, Industry News Release

With spring and the rainy season just around the corner, many cattle producers look toward fertilization and weed control applications in the weeks and months ahead. As part of our coverage of this week’s National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention in Phoenix, we learned from Dow AgroSciences range and pasture experts that a new herbicide application technology is available in Georgia …

Florida Ag Policy Conference to Help Growers Deal with the Ever-Changing Global Economy

Jaci Schreckengost Industry News Release, Top Posts

By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In light of the competitive and dynamic global economy, experts from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and other organizations will share knowledge about how to deal with pressures facing growers in Florida at the third annual Florida Agricultural Policy Conference. The conference will be held Feb. …

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Experimental Crop Bed Design Survived Hurricane Irma

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Research, Vegetables

While producers and growers across Florida lost some, if not all, of their crops due to Hurricane Irma, a University of Florida researcher saw his experimental bedding survive the storm. “We were testing for flooding, and didn’t expect to have winds strong enough the effects of wind force on crops,” said Sanjay Shukla, UF/IFAS professor in the agricultural and biological …

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Supreme Court Weighs Arguments in Water War

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Water

Lawyers for Florida asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to reject a special master’s report denying the state relief in its long-running dispute with Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River. “This court has never had a situation where it’s recognized a state as being injured. It’s recognized that the upstream state is wasting a resource and it’s …

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Supreme Court Ready to Wade into Water War

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Water

By Lloyd Dunkelberger THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday in a decades-old legal fight between Florida and Georgia over water flow into the Apalachicola River. A court-appointed special master ruled in February that Florida had not proved its case that a water-usage cap should be imposed on Georgia to help the river and Apalachicola …

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U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear FL-GA Water Battle

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Water

As farmers throughout our region battle this week’s unusually long cold spell, we’re reminded the so-called water war between states here in the deep southeast is heating up again. The U.S. Supreme court is set to hear arguments Monday January 8th in the long-running water battle between Florida and Georgia. The crux of the issue: Florida contends that Georgia is …

USDA Announces National Watermelon Promotion Board Appointments

Abbey Taylor Industry News Release, Watermelon

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 13 individuals to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. Members newly appointed to serve three-year terms are: Ernesto Chamberlain, Nogales, Ariz. Christian Murillo, Nogales, Ariz. Dan O’Connor, Pompano Beach, Fla. Chadelle Robinson, Las Cruces, N.M. Gerardo A. Lozano, Edinburg, Texas Ward Thomas, McAllen, Texas Members re-appointed include: Mathew Singletary, Alva, Fla. …