Sneak Peek: February VSCNews Magazine

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Hemp has been a hot topic in the vegetable and specialty crop industry, however there is still much to figure out regarding production practices and opportunities for southeastern growers. The February issue of VSCNews magazine will discuss the hype on hemp. In an article written by AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor and Ernie Neff, readers will learn about the crop and …

Sneak Peek: January VSCNews Magazine

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Biotechnology may change the agricultural world as we know it today. In fact, it has already changed the industry in many ways. The January issue of VSCNews magazine will explore biotechnology and the opportunities it holds. Kevin Folta, University of Florida (UF) professor, discusses what gene editing really means and the need for public support. He gives an overview of …

Sneak Peek: December VSCNews Magazine

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The Southeast has an incredibly diverse agricultural industry, and it continues to expand. The December issue of VSCNews magazine will explore up-and-coming crops in the Southeast, as well as some international crops that could be a good fit for this region. Hop production has been a popular topic in Florida, especially at the University of Florida’s (UF) Gulf Coast Research …

Sneak Peek: November 2018 VSCNews Magazine

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Get in the know on H2O with the November issue of VSCNews magazine. Water is a crucial aspect of agriculture in the Southeast, and the November magazine will give readers an update on ongoing water issues and a new irrigation technology. As the Florida population grows, water resources become scarcer, creating a challenge for the state’s agriculture industry. Rich Budell, …

Sneak Peek: October VSCNews Magazine

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Labor is always top of mind for vegetable and specialty crop growers. The October issue of VSCNews magazine will address this ever-changing but always crucial topic. AgNet West’s Brian German discusses how labor contractors can help make the H-2A program an easier experience for growers. German spoke with a California grower who shares his positive experience with labor contractors. Zhengfei …

Sneak Peek: September VSCNews Magazine

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The September issue of VSCNews magazine is packed with harvest-related information. University of Florida (UF) researchers Jeff Brecht and Steve Sargent provide the best methods for tuning up your packing and cooling facilities. The authors share some tips to ensure your product can flow smoothly through your facility. Florida watermelons faced a tough season, but higher market prices may save …

Sneak Peek: July VSCNews Magazine

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The July issue of VSCNews magazine explores new technologies emerging in the field. Charles Barrett, an Extension agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), discusses his research with soil moisture sensors and how this technology can help improve irrigation practices. Precision application of fertilizer is on the horizon. UF/IFAS professor Arnold Schumann and his …

Sneak Peek: May 2018 VSCNews Magazine

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Enter the complex world of biogenetic technology in the May issue of VSCNews magazine. Gain a better understanding of gene editing technology in an article by horticultural scientists Andrew Hanson and Guillaume Beaudoin. They explain how gene editing is revolutionizing agricultural biotechnology. Also featured in the May issue is an article by University of Florida student Anne Schwartz that details …