Florida Ag Expo Explores Fresh Produce Trends

By Frank Giles The 14th annual Florida Ag Expo was held on Nov. 2 at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma, Florida. The event was well attended by specialty crop growers, industry representatives and commercial suppliers. The event hosted a wide-ranging educational program touching on trends in produce marketing, the economy and the supply-chain outlook for crop protection products. Breakout sessions … Read More

Florida Ag Expo Once Again a Success

By Clint Thompson Farmers, industry leaders and exhibitors flocked to the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) in Wimauma, Florida, on Wednesday for the annual Florida Ag Expo. Attendees were treated to educational sessions designed to help producers manage their crops more efficiently while preparing them for future success. They … Read More

Florida Ag Expo is Here!

The day is finally here! Doors open today at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) at 7:30 a.m. for the Florida Ag Expo. If you did not preregister, registration will be available on site. Get here early, join us for a hot breakfast and take a walk around the trade show before the general session at 8:45 a.m. … Read More

Ag Expo to Dive Into Most Pressing Challenges

The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) is looking forward to gathering with industry members to learn and connect at Florida Ag Expo. “FFVA has partnered with the Florida Ag Expo since its very inception, and we are looking forward to this year’s event. The event brings together so many from across the state for a day of learning while … Read More

Last Chance to Preregister!

The last chance to preregister for the Florida Ag Expo is Oct. 28 before 11:59 a.m. The eventful Expo will kick off on Nov. 2 at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary hot breakfast. You won’t want to miss this year’s show filled with distinguished guest speakers, more exhibitors than ever before and the latest research projects showcased during the farm … Read More

Cathy Burns to Speak on Trends Impacting the Produce Industry

By Frank Giles The Florida Ag Expo is fast approaching. Attendees will want to catch the morning general session, which will tackle the big issues impacting specialty crops. Cathy Burns, chief executive officer of the International Fresh Produce Association, will be speaking on trends impacting the produce industry. She will address how the past few years have changed the industry … Read More

A Chance to Connect With Researchers

The Florida Ag Expo is only two weeks away! Florida Tomato Exchange Executive Vice President Michael Schadler encourages growers to attend the Expo and network with researchers at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC). “One of the best parts of working in this industry is working with researchers, specifically at the GCREC,” says Schadler. “It is a phenomenal … Read More

October Management Tips for Blueberries

Blueberry specialists at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) remind growers about management options they need to be mindful of during October. Producers should monitor and manage leaf diseases, especially in evergreen systems. It is important to scout for algal stem blotch and selectively prune out canes infected with algal stem blotch, Botryosphaeria stem blight … Read More

Fusarium Wilt Prevention in Florida Lettuce

By Clint Thompson Fusarium wilt in lettuce is not yet a widespread problem for Florida producers. Germán Sandoya wants to keep it that way. Sandoya, assistant professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, provides management options for growers to help keep the disease out of their fields. “We’ve only seen it in field plots, so … Read More

What You Need to Know Before Florida Ag Expo

The Florida Ag Expo is less than a month away! The agenda is packed this year with exceptional seminar speakers, exhibitors from all over the world and field tours to see firsthand production techniques. It is not too late to preregister! Preregistration is open until Oct. 28 at 11:59 a.m. The trade show floor opens at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, … Read More