Hemp helps draw record crowd at Florida Ag Expo

By Ernie Neff and Tacy Callies A record crowd of almost 1,000 filled the seminars and trade show at Florida Ag Expo (FAE). The event took place on Nov. 21 in Wimauma at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC). The number of growers attending also set a record … Read More

What You Need to Know Before Florida Ag Expo

The Florida Ag Expo is right around the corner! In order to make the most of your experience, here’s everything you should know before you go. TRADE SHOW The event takes place Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Wimauma, Florida. Breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m. on the trade show floor. Enjoy complimentary … Read More

Improving Nematode Management

Nematodes, worm-like pests found all over the globe, can have devastating impacts on Florida’s fruits and vegetables. To help growers with this nasty pest, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) scientists have been researching new nematode management techniques. At the Florida Ag Expo, Joe Noling, UF/IFAS nematology and entomology professor and Extension specialist emeritus, will address … Read More

What’s New at Florida Ag Expo?

Thanks to new additions to this year’s program, 2019 is poised to be the best year yet for Florida Ag Expo. As the new manager of Florida Ag Expo, the AgNet Media team is excited to expand the event to meet the needs of both large and small acreage growers. “This year will feature a larger trade show than ever … Read More

Hemp, Hops and More Crops Highlight Florida Ag Expo

BALM, FL (UF/IFAS) — Farmers, nursery managers and others can get a glimpse of the latest and greatest University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) research into tomatoes, strawberries, hemp, hops and ornamental plants at the annual Florida Ag Expo at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Informative sessions will fill the day, with events … Read More

Is Glyphosate Safe or Scary?

Every few years, news reports resurface about the harmful effects of glyphosate. Whether it is toxicity to frogs, cancer in rats or potentially carcinogenic effects in humans, the world’s leading herbicide is often discussed. Jason Ferrell, professor and director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants, will review the … Read More

Kentucky Hemp Manager to Be Among Florida Ag Expo Panelists

As hemp gains attraction as an alternative crop in Florida, many growers are contemplating whether they will want to produce the crop once legalities allow them to do so. During the 2019 Florida Ag Expo, growers will have the opportunity to attend a hemp discussion panel. Hemp experts will answer growers’ questions about the logistics and legalities of the new … Read More

New Application Methods Against Fusarium

South Florida vegetable growers are actively looking for solutions to soil-borne pathogens. Gary Vallad, professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida, will be addressing this issue at the 2019 Florida Ag Expo. He’ll discuss research and current recommendations for soil-borne pathogens. Many South Florida growers are facing increased issues with fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lycopersici, … Read More

FFVA Looking Forward to Florida Ag Expo

The 2019 Florida Ag Expo is quickly approaching, and members of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA) are among the many growers who will attend the event. “We’re looking forward to this annual event because it’s an excellent opportunity to see the most recent field trials and also hear information on the hemp industry, which several of our members … Read More

UF Research Shows Best Fungicides for Downy Mildew

By Karla Arboleda Gary Vallad, an associate professor at the University of Florida (UF), described the magnitude of downy mildew disease on specialty crops. “It (downy mildew) just kind of jumps from crop to crop,” Vallad said. “It flies around and moves from Florida all the way up the east coast.” In response to the level of concern about downy … Read More