Legislation helps move the needle on licensed acres to the tune of 455% increase over the last year. But how much of that will make it into the ground?
Researchers at the University of Minnesota are studying growing kiwiberries as a cold-hardy alternative to kiwifruit.
Plant science is helping power dreams to produce artisan vodka made with ingredients grown and harvested on forbidden land.
Ag industry players mixed with local business leaders and stakeholders to map out strategy for emerging alternative crop.
In-the-field feedback indicates the alternative crop continues to brew up interest in the Sunshine State.
Governor signs bill into law, establishing new state program for the alternative crop.
While the Sunshine State preps to add another alternative crop to its commercial agriculture mix, there is plenty food for thought.
Green Point Research provides $250,000 in genetic material to local researchers in an effort to get state’s alternative crop quest off the ground.
Richard M. Smith of Florida Hops LLC says the alternative crop gives local growers a niche with multiple harvests and brewers a unique tool for their craft.
Overflow of interest in cultivating the crop locally has produced a need to pore over details and flush out facts.
Scientists sequence the plant’s genome, which could lead to new varieties and help produce a specialty niche for local growers.
Annual report tracks marked increase in acreage over the last few years. With new legislature in place, the horizon broadens for alternative crop.
Study looks at what it takes to get the crop established in the Sunshine State.
Scientists in the Sunshine State and beyond seeking to brew up a variety with shorter photoperiod requirements.
Harvest numbers reach new heights for beer’s No. 1 bud.
Versatility of the alternative crop is allowing growers, brewers, and other retailers to crack open new opportunities.
Shifting sands aside, there’s opportunity in having to adjust your farm’s game plan.