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Category: Agriculture

Learning about Farming Data

Sprinklers watering young citrus trees.

The issue of data collection, use, and ownership continues to be an important one. It relates to many facets of everyday life: social media, online shopping, media consumption, browsing habits, apps, and more. Questions of… Read More

Florida Citrus Production Guide and Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida

Oranges on an orange tree in a citrus grove. Photo taken 02-07-20.

Earlier this month, EDIS released the 2021–2022 edition of the Florida Citrus Production Guide, an annual reference guide for commercial Florida citrus growers. The Citrus Production Guide includes detailed chapters on diagnosis and management of… Read More

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida

Freshly picked tomatoes.

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase hazard awareness,… Read More

Estimating Cotton Yield

Cotton farm.

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… Read More

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities… Read More

Long Squash: An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida

Long squash vines on trellis.

Long squash is an annual, vigorous, and herbaceous crop that was brought to the Americas by Paleoindian populations from Asia before the arrival of Columbus. This 4-page fact sheet provides an overview of this plant… Read More