Quickly Approaching: Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference

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The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference will be held in Savannah, Georgia, on January 5–8, 2017. Growers, suppliers and those with an interest in specialty crop agriculture are invited to attend this one-of-a-kind educational conference and trade show. There will be over 80 hours of educational sessions addressing food safety concerns, special commodity issues on production practices and increased …

UF/IFAS SHARE Council Honors HM.CLAUSE CEO for Volunteer Service

Josh McGill Seeds

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Matthew Johnston, chief executive officer for international vegetable seed company HM.CLAUSE, has been named 2016 Volunteer of the Year by the UF/IFAS SHARE Council, a volunteer leadership board that works to secure sources of private support for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. Johnston was honored Dec. 12 at a dinner event held …

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 improve it. Opportunities include increasing …

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 often asked whether the fruit …

Up Close with UF/IFAS Leafy Greens Research

Kelsey Fry Leafy Vegetables, Research, Top Posts

From Asian greens to swiss chard, the Hydroponic Leafy Greens Field Day covered research on a variety of greens. The December 13 event was held at the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Center in Live Oak, Florida. It was the last event of the year for the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Small Farms Academy. UF/IFAS researchers covered …

Weed Seed Longevity Fact Sheet

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The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) recently released a fact sheet that covers the main topic of weed seed longevity. Other topics addressed include how seeds travel, germination and ways to eliminate weeds. Weeds are an ancient problem for small and large agriculturists. The new WSSA fact sheet helps to eradicate some weed issues. A few facts included in …

Small-Scale Mushroom Production Workshop

Kelsey Fry Mushrooms, Top Posts

The University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Small Farms Academy will hold a small-scale mushroom production workshop on February 10. Currently, there are very few gourmet mushroom producers in the Suwannee Valley who sell at local markets or to restaurants. This is a good opportunity for extra farm cash flow with a relatively small investment in time and …