Asian Greens Gaining Ground

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Vegetables

Asian greens seem to be gaining more and more popularity in the market. Traditionally being sold in full-size bunches to use in stir-fries and soups in the East, now they are being prepared in all sorts of salads in the United States because of their unique coloring and textures. There are a variety of colors,…

New Weather Tool in the Works

Kelsey Fry Technology, Top Posts

Rick Lusher, project manager for the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN), discusses a new weather tool that is currently being tested to aid growers. "We're testing a chill accumulation tool that takes into account heating and cooling," says Lusher. According to Lusher, the tool is currently in the very early stages of testing and development.…

UF/IFAS’s Folta named Pro Farmer Ag Person of the Year

Josh McGill Top Posts, Uncategorized

“Dr. Folta has been a leader in the fight against the anti-GMO movement for years,” said Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor. “He was a natural choice for his leadership and many years of education on biotechnology, and for being committed to sharing that knowledge with the general public.” Folta publishes a website and podcast titled…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Kelsey Fry Top Posts

On behalf of everyone at AgNet Media, we would like to extend a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to our readers. As the 2016 year concludes, we have had an enjoyable year of expanding our news coverage to the vegetable and specialty crop industry. We would like to thank all of the agriculturalists who have…

Rapid Cooling Techniques for Longer Shelf Life in Produce

Kelsey Fry Leafy Vegetables, Research, Top Posts, Uncategorized

For small farmers, delivering fresh, high-quality produce to markets can be quite a challenge. So many factors involved with harvesting, handling, packaging, transportation and storage are the reasons that some operations cease to expand sales. Temperature, especially in Florida, is a major challenge that growers face. Steve Sargent, post-harvest Extension specialist in the horticultural sciences…

PMA’s Emerging Leaders Program

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Top Posts

Newark, Del. — Want to groom a rising star employee for leadership in your organization? Apply today for the Center for Growing Talent by PMA’s (CGTbyPMA) 2017 Emerging Leaders Program that gets underway in February. New in 2017, CGTbyPMA is partnering with Eller College of Management at University of Arizona to train rising leaders to…

Study Outlines Marketing Plan for Florida Blueberries

Kelsey Fry Research, Top Posts

A graduate student at the University of Florida has developed a strategic marketing plan for the Florida blueberry industry. Tori Bradley, graduate assistant for the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Center for Public Issues Education and Department of Food and Resource Economics, researched the Florida blueberry industry and found opportunities to…

UF/IFAS Scientists: Commercially Grown Strawberries Are Not Genetically Engineered

Kelsey Fry Berries, Strawberry, Top Posts, Uncategorized

BALM, Fla., Dec. 14, 2016 --- University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers want the public to know that they do not use genetic engineering to breed commercial strawberries; in fact, commercially grown strawberries worldwide do not use such techniques in new variety production at this time. A UF/IFAS strawberry breeder says he’s…