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UF Names Evans New Director of Tropical Research and Education Center

Dan Cooper Industry News Release, Research, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit

Edward “Gilly” Evans, a longtime agricultural economist at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), has been named director of the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead. Evans, who served as interim director for almost two years, has overseen the hiring of five new faculty members. The new hires…

Lychee Looks Promising for Florida

Abbey Taylor Top Posts, Tropical Fruit

Lychee has potential in Florida, according to Jonathan Crane, a tropical fruit crop specialist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Tropical Research and Education Center in Homestead. Crane recently gave a presentation at the Fruit Crop Management Short Course in early November, where he discussed lychee. He said lychee has…

UF/IFAS CREC Hosts Successful Fruit Crop Management Short Course

Abbey Taylor Berries, Horticulture, Peaches, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) hosted a Fruit Crop Management Short Course this week in Lake Alfred. The two-day short course featured presentations from top southeastern researchers about alternative crops that may have potential in the Southeast. The first day of the event…

Globe Samples The Finest Georgia Grown Produce

Kelsey Fry Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables Leave a Comment

The Georgia Grown pavilion at the 2016 Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Summit showcased Georgia agricultural businesses with a modern touch. The white space of the exhibit was definitely an eye catcher for those passing by. The booths were set up with plenty of white couches, chairs, walls and tables to allow for networking and…

Florida Brings Its Finest to the World Stage

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The Fresh From Florida pavilion did an exceptional job representing Florida's agricultural businesses at the 67th annual Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Summit this past weekend. With a new change in booth layout, the pavilion allowed for unity of the Florida companies on the expo show floor. It was pretty easy to spot the Florida…

2016 PMA Fresh Summit Wrap-Up

Kelsey Fry Berries, Leafy Vegetables, Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables Leave a Comment

The 67th annual Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo was one for the books, literally. The event, held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, had a record attendance of 20,889 attendees from over 65 countries. More than 12,000 exhibiting companies showcased new products, trends, technologies and innovations at the…