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Category: Research

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

2015 Caladium Field Day at GCREC

    Each fall part of our research fields are full of beautiful caladiums.  Caladium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. These plants are ideal for all sorts of landscape.  They thrive… Read More