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  • Florida Eyes Washington on Hemp Rules
    TALLAHASSEE, FL (NSF-September 17, 2019) — Florida farmers might not be held back from planting hemp next year even if the federal government has not signed off on long-awaited rule changes. Holly Bell, Florida’s director of cannabis, told the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday that, if all goes well, the state Department of Agriculture and […]
  • Whitefly and Diamondback Moth Management in South Florida
    By Karla Arboleda Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are looking into products that are effective against whiteflies and diamondback moths in South Florida. Hugh Smith, vegetable entomologist at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, works to apply information growers share about their experiences toward better […]
  • Tempering Expectations for the Future of Organic
    A new report from Rabobank is tempering expectations for organic production as growth in the sector is beginning to slow.  The six-page report “Organic Produce Premiums Under Pressure,” notes that organic food sales grew an average of ten percent per year between 2010 and 2016.  However, the previous two years’ growth was only tracked at […]
  • Can a Lower Rate of Hydrogen Cyanamide be Used in Peaches?
    By Tripti Vashisth and Bikash Adhikari The Florida peach industry has an advantage of producing fruit in the early-market window before Georgia and South Carolina fruit hits the market. CHILL HOUR ACCUMULATION Mild winters and fluctuating temperatures in fall continue to be some of the biggest challenges for peach production in Florida. Peach trees are […]