Sneak Peek: September VSCNews Magazine

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The September issue of VSCNews magazine is packed with harvest-related information.

University of Florida (UF) researchers Jeff Brecht and Steve Sargent provide the best methods for tuning up your packing and cooling facilities. The authors share some tips to ensure your product can flow smoothly through your facility.

Florida watermelons faced a tough season, but higher market prices may save the season. In AgNet Media intern Breanna Kendrick’s article, UF Regional Specialized Extension Agent Bob Hochmuth explains how an increase in market prices will help Florida watermelon growers in the long run.

Get an update on the Florida peach marketing campaign in the September issue. Abbey Taylor, VSCNews magazine assistant editor, discusses the latest results of the marketing campaign with Sonia Tighe, executive director of the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation.

Take a look into the future of blueberry harvesting with U.S. Department of Agriculture scientist Fumi Takeda. He gives an in-depth view of the latest advances in mechanized blueberry harvesting.

Finally, read Taylor’s highlights of the new vegetable and specialty crop seminar sessions that took place at the recent Citrus Expo in North Fort Myers, Florida.

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