After celebrating 10 years of service to Florida fruit and vegetable growers, the Florida Ag ExpoSM is heading into its next decade Nov. 2 at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) in Balm.
As always, the education sessions are packed with timely topics aimed at helping producers grow a successful crop. Plus, no other event boasts as many opportunities to see research in the field with multiple field tours around the GCREC’s 400-acre property. This year’s event also offers expanded opportunities for hands-on training in the lab on pest and disease identification.
The Q-biotype whitefly has been confirmed in Florida and could be a massive threat to Florida growers. Three expert researchers will tell you what you need to know to prepare for this emerging threat during a special session.
Buyers and consumers are increasingly calling for the use of softer chemistries to be applied to crops. A panel of growers and experts will help you sort out what works and doesn’t in biopesticide discussion and Q&A with the attendees of the event.
Hops might actually find a fit in Florida and there is certainly a demand from local breweries seeking to source homegrown hops. Blackberries are hot with consumers right now. Learn if these crops might be a fit on your farm during a presentation at the Expo.