An Inside Look At Advanced Protected Agriculture Practices

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Dr. Bielinski Santos, UF/IFAS horticulturist, explains freeze protection, protected bell pepper production, and ongoing high tunnel plastic research during the 2nd Vegetable and Small Fruit Protected Ag Field Day and IV Protected Ag Information Network (PAINet) Congress at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm, FL.

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