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Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference 2016 crowd
Citrus
June 20, 2016
Florida Citrus Community Rallies Around Promise Of Bactericides, Biotechnology
Industry stakeholders holding out hope for solutions to HLB through antimicrobials and even transgenics. Read More
Crown gall on a trunk of French hybrid ‘Chancellor’ before and after bark is stripped away. Galls appear in spring as white callous tissue, most often at the base of the trunk, gradually turning green/brown and finally dying to turn into dark brown/black corky tissue. (Photo credit: Penn State University)
Cold Protection
June 15, 2016
Several Severe Winters Causing Crown Gall Concerns
Although this past winter may be considered more mild, severe cold the two winters prior in the Midwest and Northeast Read More
cash money in hand
Citrus
June 14, 2016
Monsanto Rejects Second Bid From Bayer
Wall Street Journal reports Monsanto seeks bid increase from Bayer. Read More
Photo credit: USDA
Fruits
June 14, 2016
Stink Bug Pressure Could Be High This Year
Low overwintering mortality means growers should be trapping and monitoring. Read More
Closeup of Q-biotype or B-biotype whitefly
Cucurbits
June 14, 2016
Worry Spreading In Florida Over Exotic Whitefly
UF/IFAS expert warns species likely to cause problems for growers. Read More
Grower Jonathan Brown of Bethel Farms inspects his citrus grove.
Citrus
June 10, 2016
Florida Orange Crop Estimate Climbs Again
For the fourth consecutive month, ground is gained in Valencias. Read More
A vineyard map image showing data layered on Google Earth. (Photo credit: Google Earth and Cornell University)
Grapes
June 9, 2016
High-Tech Solutions Could Improve Grape Crop Estimates
Determining accurate estimates of grape crop yield is notoriously difficult, but new methods involving precision sensing technology could help growers Read More
CBP officers at the Calexico East cargo
facility discovered almost 2,500 pounds of
marijuana concealed in the roof of a
commercial trailer.
Photo courtesy of  U.S. Customs and Border Protection
More Vegetables
June 8, 2016
Marijuana Worth $1 Million Found In Onion Shipment
Officers discover nearly 2,500 pounds of marijuana hidden in the roof of a commercial trailer. Read More
UF/IFAS scientist Daniel Lee inspects immature citrus fruit in a Florida orange grove.
Citrus
June 8, 2016
Study: New Yield Mapping Method Might Help Citrus Growers Cut Costs
With the possibility of saving money on inputs and labor, UF/IFAS researchers focus to find immature fruit faster. Read More
SWD On Raspberry (Photo credit: Hannah Burrack)
Berries
June 6, 2016
Insect Pest Hits Southeastern Berry Growers Hard
North Carolina State researcher reminds growers they need to be proactive with spotted wing drosophila. Read More
(Photo credit: USDA via Almond Board of California)
Farm Management
June 6, 2016
Agriculture Company Fined For Deadly Explosion
A California agricultural firm has been cited and fined more than $40,000 for a 2015 Bakersfield explosion that killed a Read More
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Farm Management
June 24, 2016
Senate Reaches Agreement On GMO Labeling…
The measure would nullify Vermont's first-in-the-nation GMO labeling law, which takes effect July 1. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 24, 2016
Ideas For How To Label Your Products [Ph…
Take a look at how several different local food producers designed their labeling to not only include legally required information, but also marketing messages that make them stand out. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 24, 2016
Florida Publishes Great Resource For Agr…
Florida Agritourism Association releases a hefty 66-page guide to running an agritourism operation, one packed full of advice that crosses state lines, as well as state-specific information. Read More
Farm Marketing
June 24, 2016
Are Farmers Markets Losing Their Appeal …
The Washington Post published an in depth article questioning if farmers markets have become such a social venue, that customers are buying more prepared food than fresh produce. Read More
Citrus
June 24, 2016
Is It EPA’s Intention To Help Or H…
A common theme I see in complaints about the government agency is it appears to be taking action more and more based on ideology and public opinion rather than sound science. Read More
Crop Protection
June 23, 2016
Scientists Selected To Work On Healthy H…
The four-year, $1 million program has a goal of improving the health of honeybee colonies. Read More
Citrus
June 23, 2016
Survey: Consumers Hungry For More Info O…
University of Florida researchers find learning opportunity among poll results regarding genetically modified foods. Read More
Citrus
June 23, 2016
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Associatio…
Mike Allen, a Founder of Politico and its Chief White House Correspondent, slated as keynote speaker for association's 73rd annual gathering. Read More
Fruits
June 22, 2016
Florida Growers Warned To Beware Of Brow…
Learn how to identify, the survival and spread, as well as management methods for this insect pest. Read More
Citrus
June 22, 2016
Heads Up: FAA Finalizes Rules For Small …
Regulations will create new opportunities for business and government entities to use unmanned aircraft systems weighing less than 55 pounds. Read More
Nuts
June 22, 2016
Walnut Acreage Grows At Double-Digit Pac…
Walnut acreage in California is continuing its rapid growth with 2015 estimates at 365,000 acres, according to the USDA. It Read More
Nuts
June 21, 2016
Almond Board Develops Classroom Curricul…
California school students could add a lesson on almonds to their traditional reading, writing and arithmetic. The Almond Board of Read More
Apples & Pears
June 21, 2016
New York Beverage Credits To Include Win…
Credit allows wineries and cideries to reinvest savings in business. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 21, 2016
Allen To Retire From New York Apple Asso…
Industry supporter to leave in January after 20 years with association. Read More
Citrus
June 21, 2016
Sound Science Struggling To Win Over Ske…
We all want the truth. But can we handle it? Read More
GenNext Growers
June 20, 2016
Organic Farming Programs Can Be Eye-Open…
Tremendous sales growth of organic produce, combined with the average grower’s age, might equal opportunity. Read More
Protected Agriculture
June 20, 2016
NatureFresh Farms Is A Winner In Greenho…
The greenhouse grower takes home top awards in four categories in the Greenhouse Vegetable Competition held each year during the Leamington Fair in Ontario, Canada. Read More
Farm Management
June 20, 2016
Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Green Peas Reca…
The products being recalled were distributed in stores nationwide. Read More
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