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Category: Agribusiness

NRCS sets workshop for financial, technical aid for ag producers

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information May 26, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 Workshop Explains NRCS Financial and Technical Assistance for Ag… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the fruit: The avocado… Read More

UF/IFAS develops blueberry cultivar selection tool for Florida growers

As growers wind down this year’s Florida blueberry season, they can look to a new UF/IFAS tool to help them decide whether to remove any existing blueberry cultivars and/or plant new ones. The UF/IFAS blueberry breeding program has… Read More

Growing Vegetables in Greenhouses and High Tunnels

Protected vegetable production increases Production of vegetables in greenhouses and high tunnels is on the rise. In the United States, the acreage of vegetables and herbs grown under protection increased 82% between 2007 and 2017. The number of… Read More

Growing the ag work force, one classroom at a time

Agriculture is the second largest industry in Florida with an estimated market value of over $7.46 billion according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but uncertainty of the industry’s future labor force remains, as the average age of… Read More

Hurricane Preparedeness for Citrus Groves

Its that time of year again. Hurricane Season, and with it comes lots of wind and rain.  Sometimes too much wind and rain.  It is important to be prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way. Especially when… Read More

Estimating Cotton Yield

A lot of planning, preparation, and labor goes into cotton production. The ability to estimate yield and familiarity with factors that affect yield can help growers with crop management. A recent EDIS publication, Estimating Cotton Yield, discusses a… Read More

UF/IFAS connects small scale growers with post-Covid-19 digital marketing options

Highlights Marketing in the digital era and post-Covid-19 has presented growers with new challenges that can be turned into opportunities. A new program led by University of Florida researchers, faculty and Extension agents is bringing small-scale growers up… Read More