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  • Sneak Peek: July VSCNews Magazine
    The July issue of VSCNews magazine explores new technologies emerging in the field. Charles Barrett, an Extension agent with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), discusses his research with soil moisture sensors and how this technology can help improve irrigation practices. Precision application of fertilizer is on the horizon. UF/IFAS […]
  • Managing Spider Mites in Florida Strawberries
    As two-spotted spider mites continue to be a serious issue in Florida strawberry fields, Justin Renkema, former assistant professor at the University of Florida, has been working with his colleagues to figure out where these spider mites come from and how best to manage them. He has conducted spider mite research over the past two […]
  • Kelly Morgan Named New Director of UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center
    By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. – As Best Management Practices Coordinator for the state, Kelly Morgan has spent years helping growers find optimum ways to irrigate and fertilize their crops to maximize results. Now, he will get the chance to coordinate even more groundbreaking research. The University of Florida has named Morgan the […]
  • FFVA President Mike Stuart to Retire
    National search under way for association’s next leader MAITLAND, FL — Mike Stuart, president of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, has notified the association’s Board of Directors of his intent to retire, according to FFVA Chairman Paul R. Orsenigo. A national search is under way to find a successor for Stuart, who has led […]