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  • Nov. 2
    The Florida Ag Expo is the only show where Florida vegetable growers can listen to the latest information on production trends and techniques, insect and disease management and tour new field trials.
  • Jan. 25-26, 2017Florida Citrus Show logo
    The Florida Citrus Show is the premier event for citrus growers and packers. Attendees can listen to the latest information on production trends, grove management practices, produce marketing tips and insect and disease strategies. Tradeshow exhibit areas provide access to shop for an array of products, services, and equipment.
Featured Stories
A soil map is an excellent starting point when planning an orchard. (Photo credit: David Eddy)
Business Planning
May 31, 2016
Don’t Let Technology Pass You By [Opinion]
Advancements in technology are ramping up at a rapid pace and if you want to compete at a high level, you need to decide when, not if, to make the move. Read More
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Crop Protection
May 31, 2016
Honey Bees Collect Urban Pesticides Via Non-Crop Plants
Purdue study indicates pollen is consistently contaminated with not only agricultural, but urban pesticides. Read More
A herbicide screening trial in a non-bearing almond orchard treated in early January 2011.  The middle plot is a glyphosate-only program whereas the foreground and background plots had residual herbicides.  The photo was taken four months after the January treatments. (Photo credit UCANR)
Nuts
May 31, 2016
Keep Resistant Weeds At Bay While Not Breaking The Bank
Rather than focusing all of a pre-emergent spray program in the winter to attack winter-emerging weeds, University of California Cooperative Read More
potato late blight leaves
Crop Protection
May 31, 2016
A Preventive Approach Reduces Infection Risk In Potatoes
Conditions favoring disease development and spread have led to the establishment of early warning or forecast programs for late blight and early blight. Read More
An aerial photo shows a checkerboard pattern of the cover crop project at the experiment station’s Woodman Horticultural Research Farm. Credit: Rich Smith, University of New Hampshire
Crop Protection
May 31, 2016
Radish Cover Crop Suppresses Weeds, Boosts Yields
In trials conducted at the University of New Hampshire, the cover crop was consistently among the highest biomass-producing treatments in the fall. Read More
Susan Driscoll of Surterra Therapeutics holding a cannabis plant in her company's cultivation facility
Citrus
May 31, 2016
Cannabis Cultivation Quest Becoming Reality For Florida Nurseries
Planning, preparations finally giving way to production and dispensing of ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ Read More
Contour Farming
Farm Management
May 31, 2016
8 Ways To Make Your Farm More Sustainable
Several practices can help ensure profit and leave the land in better shape for the next generation. Read More
Tom Stenzel, President and CEO, United Fresh Produce Association, talks with members of the French Delegation, detailing United Fresh’s work to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables at schools across the country.
Fruits
May 30, 2016
‘Fresh Attitude Week’ Promotes Variety In Fruits And Vegetables In School Meals
The largest U.S. urban school districts host weeklong celebration, Fresh Attitude Week, which highlights fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutrition education activities. Read More
The team at Lamont Fruit Farms  takes a progressive approach to staffing. “Give people the opportunity to excel,” Jose Iniguez says. “If our employees want it, we give them the chance.”
Apples & Pears
May 30, 2016
Is Your Orchard Ready For Mechanization?
Automation is on the horizon, and it would be beneficial if you’re planting with that in mind. Read More
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Apples & Pears
May 29, 2016
Orchard Systems Matter With Mechanization
“It takes years to turn orchards from a big, wild 3-D tree to a narrow canopy — a lot of Read More
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Business Planning
May 31, 2016
Don’t Let Technology Pass You By [Opinio…
Advancements in technology are ramping up at a rapid pace and if you want to compete at a high level, you need to decide when, not if, to make the move. Read More
Crop Protection
May 31, 2016
Honey Bees Collect Urban Pesticides Via …
Purdue study indicates pollen is consistently contaminated with not only agricultural, but urban pesticides. Read More
Nuts
May 31, 2016
Keep Resistant Weeds At Bay While Not Br…
Rather than focusing all of a pre-emergent spray program in the winter to attack winter-emerging weeds, University of California Cooperative Read More
Crop Protection
May 31, 2016
A Preventive Approach Reduces Infection …
Conditions favoring disease development and spread have led to the establishment of early warning or forecast programs for late blight and early blight. Read More
Crop Protection
May 31, 2016
Radish Cover Crop Suppresses Weeds, Boos…
In trials conducted at the University of New Hampshire, the cover crop was consistently among the highest biomass-producing treatments in the fall. Read More
Citrus
May 31, 2016
Cannabis Cultivation Quest Becoming Real…
Planning, preparations finally giving way to production and dispensing of ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ Read More
Farm Management
May 31, 2016
8 Ways To Make Your Farm More Sustainabl…
Several practices can help ensure profit and leave the land in better shape for the next generation. Read More
Fruits
May 30, 2016
‘Fresh Attitude Week’ Promot…
The largest U.S. urban school districts host weeklong celebration, Fresh Attitude Week, which highlights fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutrition education activities. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 30, 2016
Is Your Orchard Ready For Mechanization?
Automation is on the horizon, and it would be beneficial if you’re planting with that in mind. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 29, 2016
Orchard Systems Matter With Mechanizatio…
“It takes years to turn orchards from a big, wild 3-D tree to a narrow canopy — a lot of Read More
Fruits
May 28, 2016
Orchard Automation Is On The Horizon
Industry experts say the advent of fully automated orchard tasks are on the cusp of happening — with a few companies leading the automotive harvest charge. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 27, 2016
Washington Apple Commission Elects New L…
The commission board also approved the export budget of $7.7 million for the upcoming 2016-17 crop, based on a crop of 135 million cartons. Read More
Farm Management
May 27, 2016
California Drought Far From Over
To preserve orchards and vineyards, growers are expected to fallow up to 350,000 acres of corn, wheat, cotton and alfalfa. Read More
Apples & Pears
May 27, 2016
How Best To Integrate Man And Machine
If you want to implement labor-saving mechanization, you should start the conversation with the end user – your employees. Read More
Farm Marketing
May 27, 2016
Consumers Don’t Really Know What G…
A study from the University of Florida confirms what many farm marketers suspected: Consumers don't understand genetically modified food and organisms as well as they think they do. Read More
Insect & Disease Update
May 27, 2016
Alabama Agriculture Department To Conduc…
Currently, Alabama is the only citrus-growing state that has not yet detected citrus greening. Read More
Insect Control
May 26, 2016
Temperature, Location Key To Predicting …
This year, leaffooted bugs are expected to be a significant problem in almonds and pistachios, but watching temperature and the Read More
Fruits
May 26, 2016
Consider Fumigating For Nematodes Before…
Stone fruit and almond growers looking to replant orchards might want to invest in soil samples to assess nematode populations Read More
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