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Category: Crops

The New Face of Florida Farm Workers – Robots

Migrant workers have long been the greatest asset to Florida growers.  Without their hard work and dedication, growers would be unable to feed our nation.  However, as immigration laws become more strict, the migrant worker… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and… Read More

Birdwatching on the Farm

We had a recent employee, Bill Dermott, who upon his departure gave me a list of all the birds he had observed at our research center over the last 6 months or so.  We’re talking… Read More

2016 Strawberry Field Day

Although Gulf Coast Research Center is located in southern Hillsborough County, we found from past experience that strawberry growers tend to feel the center is a little removed from the action, which is located in… Read More

GCREC Says Goodbye to the Colorado Summer Nursery

Because Florida summers make it nearly impossible to grow strawberry plants outdoors, we send thousands of seedlings from our breeding program west to cooler more temperate climates for the summer.  Our strawberry breeding team works… Read More