Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri, Assistant Professor of Entomology
This strawberry season, the majority of strawberry leaf and fruit samples sent to my lab from strawberry growers in Florida for pest identification had damage from chilli thrips, ... READ MORE
Drs. Shinsuke Agehara and Vance Whitaker continue research on reflective mulch for strawberry production at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center.
Winter strawberry production in Florida experiences dramatic seasonal temperature variations: ... READ MORE
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 pool has dwindled, ... READ MORE
The history of Florida farm workers isn't very different from other states throughout the U.S. Of course today, most of the farm labor is provided by Latin American citizens traveling to the U.S. on work Visas. This was not always the case, ... READ MORE
Now that fall has arrived, the farm crew, faculty and staff of our strawberry program are hard at work preparing for another strawberry season in central Florida. It's one of the highlights of the year for our center when we get those bare ... READ MORE
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 Plant City. Therefore, in ... READ MORE