Get Maximum Results from Blueberry Sprayers

Kelsey Fry Berries, Research, Top Posts

Renee Allen, area blueberry agent with the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension, discussed her recent presentation at the 2016 Fall Blueberry Short Course held in Plant City, Florida. She said her main focus was to speak on the studies she's conducted on initial identification of issues with spray coverage in south Georgia blueberries. Allen spoke…

Highlights of Cole Crop Field Day

Kelsey Fry Cole Crop, Top Posts

On November 30, growers from the northeast Florida region attended the Cole Crop Field Day, located at the Cowpen Branch Research Farm in Hastings. University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension agents and industry professionals covered several topics — from nutrient and pest management to alternative cropping. Also, research was shown on…

Gaining Blueberry Market Knowledge

Kelsey Fry Berries, Top Posts

At the recent Florida Blueberry Growers Association (FBGA) show, Fresh From Florida announced it has been working with blueberry growers to collect rudimentary data on their operations. The data will be used by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) to leverage the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture to establish a…

New Strawberry Varieties on the Horizon

Kelsey Fry Berries, Strawberry, Top Posts

There are a few new strawberry varieties that have recently been released, and others that are expected soon from the University of Florida. Kenneth Parker, executive director of the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, discussed what new varieties are being introduced in the Florida strawberry industry. "FL-127 originally was released under the name Florida Sensation," says…

New York Produce Show and Conference Kicks Off

Josh McGill Top Posts

The New York Produce Show and Conference kicks off December 5, 2016. The four day event features a one day trade show with over 400 companies. The show will also include tours of the produce industry in the surrounding region. The event is presented by the Eastern Produce Council and Produce Business and will be…

Senior Policy Staff Member to Take Helm as Policy Director for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Josh McGill Top Posts

Washington, DC, December 2, 2016 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) today announced the appointment of Greg Fogel as the Coalition’s next Policy Director, effective January 3, 2017. Together with Jeremy Emmi, NSAC’s Managing Director since 2013, Fogel will help lead the organization into the future. Founded in 1988, NSAC is a leader in…

Sign Up for Lake County Farm Safety Day

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Labor, Top Posts

Lake County Extension will hold a Farm Safety Day on December 14 at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Agriculture Center at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. The training is designed to educate workers on equipment safety, CPR and first aid, updates to the Worker Protection Standard, pesticide applicator safety and…