Not Again: Fusarium Wilt a Recurring Concern for Florida Watermelon Producers

Clint ThompsonFlorida, Uncategorized

By Clint Thompson Fusarium wilt disease is once again rearing its ugly head in Florida watermelons this year, according to one University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) researcher. Nick Dufault, a plant pathologist with the UF/IFAS, noted in a blog that while little can be done now to manage the disease, it is still vital for …

TriEst Ag Group: Partners in Profitability

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There is a lot of talk about sustainability and regeneration in agriculture these days. But what do those terms really mean? If you ask five people, you might get five different definitions. But for Josh Mays, Director of Agronomy for TriEst Ag Group, it all starts with profitability. Mays says “We should all be critical of how farming practices impact …

Florida Bamboo Growers Association Hosts Second Annual Meeting

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The Florida Bamboo Growers Association (FBGA) recently held its second annual meeting at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma. The meeting was well attended and provided educational content for its burgeoning membership. The association is growing quickly, expanding its membership by 63% from the first year. FBGA …

Enjoy Florida-Grown Foods At Thanksgiving

Clint ThompsonFlorida, Uncategorized

When you’re giving thanks this Thanksgiving, consider that much of your food grew in the Sunshine State, say University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) experts. Those edibles include corn, potatoes, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, lettuce and tomatoes. Like many of us, Nelly Nelson, family and consumer sciences agent for UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County, said she and her …

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Florida Growers Get Update on Federal Relief Programs

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Matt Joyner, executive vice president and chief executive officer of Florida Citrus Mutual (FCM), reported that a group of Florida citrus growers spoke to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency representatives about federal relief programs at the recent Citrus & Specialty Crop Expo. The Expo was held this year at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. “This year’s Expo …

FDACS Seeking Feedback on Farm to School Program

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Attention Florida fruit and vegetable farmers! The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) hopes to get your feedback regarding the Farm to School Initiative. As part of an effort to further develop the existing Farm to School Initiative, FDACS is conducting a survey to better understand how farmers and schools are currently working together and identify opportunities for more effective …

GFVGA Expresses Concerns, Goals During Recent Legislative Visit

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By Clint Thompson The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association (GFVGA) continues to prioritize its farmers and promote an even playing field when discussions center on trade. Its leadership recently visited with legislative leaders and those with a vested interest in the looming Farm Bill. Chris Butts, executive vice president of the GFVGA, discussed his organization’s trip to Washington D.C. …

Sakata Seed Focused on Florida and the Southeast

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Working with growers in Florida and the Southeast has been a critical element in Sakata Seed America’s success. The focus on these regions has resulted in producing vegetable varieties bred to perform in the southern climate and soil types. The Fort Myers Research Station is home to a breeding hub for three of the company’s most important crops — tomato, …

Thank You for a Great Florida Grower Citrus Show!

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Dear Growers, Exhibitors, Sponsors, Industry Members and Friends, On behalf of AgNet Media, we sincerely appreciate the support of the exhibitors, sponsors and growers who attended the Florida Grower Citrus Show. The new location and refreshed format were a great success. The tailgate-style tradeshow was an exciting addition. We want to thank the exhibitors and sponsors. Without them, events like …