Tagged best management practices

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Citrus
July 14, 2017
Everglades Agricultural Area Farmers Winning at Water Quality
Annual report shows use of best management practices results in another massive reduction in phosphorus flow. Read More
Center pivot irrigation system at Florida research farm
Citrus
June 30, 2017
New Project to Promote Water Security for Florida and Georgia Farmers
With the help of five-year, $5 million USDA grant, stakeholders will learn what it takes to better preserve precious resource. Read More
drought management; irrigation; water management
Citrus
April 17, 2017
Florida Flush with Water Shortage Warnings
Conservation practices preached throughout the state as exceptionally dry pattern persists.  Read More
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More Vegetables
March 31, 2017
BMPs Paying off Big for Northeast Florida Farmers
Tri-County Agricultural Area projects to share $1.5 million in funding for continued conservation and nutrient management. Read More
Irrigation
July 28, 2015
River Point Farms Sets Standard For Water Application, Conservation Practices
Efficient systems help the Oregon farm, one of the largest onion growers in the U.S., achieve high yields while minimizing water inputs. Read More
Citrus
September 26, 2014
Florida Farmers Finding Ways To Cultivate An Environment Of Excellence [Opinion]
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam salutes producers putting their best management practices forward. Read More
Citrus
April 21, 2014
Get To The Bottom Of BMPs For Bees
Florida citrus growers and beekeepers seek common ground after recent skirmishes. Read More
Crop Protection
April 16, 2014
Potato BMPs Have Farmers Examining Drainage, Tailwater Storage
Controlling and capturing water addresses nutrient concerns. Read More
Citrus
January 22, 2014
Opinion: Florida Farmers Rise Above Water Worries
The pressure is on for growers to stem the rising tide of regulations and public misunderstanding. Read More
Citrus
January 20, 2014
Florida Goes Back To The Well To Protect Water
Lake Okeechobee’s troubles return the spotlight on the Sunshine State's precarious relationship with a precious resource. Read More
Cucurbits
October 16, 2013
Growers In Cantaloupe Case Expected To Plead Guilty
Charged with misdemeanors for allowing contaminated cantaloupes to enter the food supply, brothers Eric and Ryan Jensen of Jensen Farms have Read More
Crop Protection
October 9, 2013
Pesticide Residue Free Certification Awarded To Tanimura & Antle Hydroponic Lettuce
Greenhouse-grown butter lettuce from Salinas, CA-based Tanimura & Antle has been independently certified as “Pesticide Residue Free.” Lettuce packages from Read More
Food Safety
October 8, 2013
California Leafy Greens Food Safety Audits Continue
Scott Horsfall, the chief executive officer of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement (LGMA), says that in light Read More
Food Safety
October 8, 2013
Answers To Common Questions About Agriculture Water In FSMA
With the deadline for commenting on the Produce Safety Rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act nearing, Dr. Luke F. Read More
Food Safety
October 1, 2013
Center for Produce Safety Awards $3 million To 16 Projects
The Center for Produce Safety (CPS) at the University of California, Davis, announced last week 16 new grant awards valued Read More
Food Safety
September 30, 2013
Opinion: Listeria Charges Could Set A Dangerous Precedent
Who in the produce and agricultural communities could not regret 2011’s listeria outbreak in cantaloupe and subsequent loss of 33 Read More
Citrus
September 25, 2013
Florida Growers Gather To Take On Big Issues
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) hosted its 70th Annual Convention in Amelia Island tackling the hot topics facing Read More
Food Safety
September 4, 2013
Comments Still Taken For Produce Safety Rule
Growers have until Nov. 15 to comment on the USDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), specifically the Produce Safety Rule. Read More
Food Safety
September 4, 2013
Changes To Leafy Greens Metrics
The changes to Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) metrics are a result of months of work, according to an August Read More
Food Safety
August 7, 2013
Changes to Pre-Harvest Harmonized Standards Now Official
The Produce GAPs Harmonization Initiative Technical Working Group (TWG) has approved changes to the Field Operations and Harvesting Harmonized Food Read More
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Florida Ag Expo
September 21, 2017
Everything You Need to Know About the 20…
More education choices, flexible field tours, and networking opportunities to provide an enhanced attendee experience. Read More
Insect Control
September 20, 2017
Whitefly Troubles Go From Bad to Worse i…
Growers should have a plan for managing the pest from beginning to end of season. Read More
Grower Achievement Award
September 20, 2017
Ask Yourself: What Can I Do to Make Thin…
Alan Jones, this year's recipient of American Vegetable Grower magazine's Grower Achievement Award, invites all growers to do what he does: Look in the mirror and ask," What can I do to make a positive impact on our industry?" Read More
Berries
September 20, 2017
Getting to the Bottom of Bacterial Wilt …
Prolific plant pathogen now presenting a new challenge for Florida producers and researchers. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Precision in Specialty Crops Gains Momen…
Here are some of the key drivers that may transform your farm in the years ahead. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
EPA Mulls Restricting Dicamba Use
Proposal is a part of agency’s focus on reducing herbicide injury in vulnerable crops. Read More
Fruits
September 19, 2017
Washington State University Creates BMSB…
As populations grow in the state, university offers growers pest management advice. Read More
Berries
September 19, 2017
UC Davis Strawberry Lawuit Settled
Former university breeders to return any crosses that used unpatented varieties and agree the school owns rights to them. Read More
Citrus
September 19, 2017
Hopes High for Hops Fresh From Florida
When it comes to alternative crop solutions, something good is brewing in the Sunshine State. Do you have what it takes to tap in? Read More
Apples & Pears
September 16, 2017
Researcher Finds Bacteria Can Stop Blue …
The natural bacterium found in soil can survive in cold storage; this promising biocontrol offers an alternative to chemical treatments. Read More
Disease Control
September 15, 2017
Scientist Uncovers Chilling Side of Dead…
Lab tests indicate laurel wilt pathogen grows faster in the fall and winter. Read More
Citrus
September 15, 2017
Help Extended to Hurricane-Weary Farmers…
USDA chief grants extra time and special procedures to document and file claims. Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
New Guidance on FSMA Ag Water Compliance…
FDA issued a rule to extend compliance dates for agricultural water and announced a start date for farm inspections. Read More
Biocontrols Conference
September 13, 2017
Get Better Results From Your Biopesticid…
Softer crop protection programs are becoming a must in specialty crop production. Growers who aren’t learning more about their options Read More
Citrus
September 13, 2017
Florida Farmers Digging out From Impacts…
Damage reports starting to flood in from the field following monster storm, and it's not pretty. Read More
Tomatoes
September 13, 2017
550 Pounds of Tomatoes Stolen from Massa…
Community farm in Waltham, MA, has been hit by a thief three years running. Read More
Berries
September 12, 2017
Longtime American Fruit Grower Columnist…
“The Ole Crow,” as he called himself, passed away unexpectedly at home in Virginia at the age of 82. Read More
Berries
September 12, 2017
How to Match Drip Irrigation to Improve …
Using root mass diameter to appropriately determine wetting pattern will help you improve growth rate and yields. Read More