Watermelon Disease Watch

Abigail Taylor Cucurbits, Research, Top Posts, Watermelon

Florida watermelon growers are constantly faced with the challenge of disease management. Whether it’s diseases vectored by whiteflies or fungal diseases such as fusarium wilt, once a crop is infected, the results can be detrimental. Nicholas Dufault, assistant professor of plant pathology and Extension specialist at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, has been…

Trucking Rule Gives Florida Growers an Edge

Abigail Taylor Legislative, Top Posts

By Ernie Neff and Len Wilcox A federal rule requiring use of electronic devices to log truckers’ driving time was a boon to Florida vegetable grower, packer and shipper Chuck Obern, at least soon after implementation. Obern said the rule increased the time and cost of shipping vegetables from the West and Mexico to New…

Sneak Peek: February 2018 VSCNews Magazine

Abigail Taylor Sneak peek, Top Posts

The February issue of VSCNews magazine is packed with information about protecting your crops against disease. Included in the issue is the latest research on diseases like target spot, fusarium wilt, center rot and more. Gary Vallad, University of Florida associate professor, explores target spot in tomatoes. He discusses what to look for as well…

Sneak Peek: January 2018 VSCNews Magazine

Abigail Taylor Top Posts

The first issue of Vegetable and Specialty Crop News magazine will debut in January. Inside the magazine, readers will find a wealth of information on current issues impacting the industry. The inaugural issue of the magazine features articles from industry leaders such as the University of Florida’s Kevin Folta and Mike Stuart, president of the…