Scientific Name: Dimocarpus longan Lour.
Common Names: lungan, dragon eye, longana, leng keng
Origin: southern China, Sri Lanka, Indochinese peninsula, southwest India, Mayanmar (Burma)
Climate: Longan grows in a tropical climate and subtropical ... READ MORE
MREC researchers Brian Pearson and Alfred Huo talked with local radio station WBZW 1520 AM in Apopka about their new specialty crop grant. Pearson and Huo explained in the interview how the two-year grant for $194,000 will support their efforts ... READ MORE
Growers in the Tri-County Agriculture Area (TCAA) which includes Putnam, Flagler and St. Johns Counties are certainly familiar with the potato crop with nearly 20,000 acres of cropland devoted to tablestock and chip potatoes. It’s no secret, ... READ MORE
Florida growers are constantly looking for alternative crops to diversity, and find new markets; however, that hunt is becoming more intense. A promising new central Florida crop in production includes Macadamia which has found success in south ... READ MORE
Interested in trying to grow thornless blackberries? Are they a good crop here? The Arkansas breeding program with Dr. John Clark is the source for the majority of new blackberry cultivars on the market. Arkansas conditions are not the same ... READ MORE