An Overview of the Grapefruit Market in the U.S.

Global grapefruit production has been increasing steadily in the recent decade, reaching a historical record of 6.8 million metric tons in 2018/2019. This publication discusses grapefruit consumption as well as a grapefruit consumer survey in the United States. Written by Lijun (Angelia) Chen and Lisa House, and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department, May 2021. READ MORE

Uso de Iluminación Suplementaria para Controlar la Floración de Lúpulos en Florida

El lúpulo (Humulus lupulus L.) es uno de los cultivos emergentes en Florida. En Florida, el principal factor que limita el rendimiento es la floración prematura inducida por las insuficientes las horas de luz diarias. Este artículo proporciona recomendaciones para el uso de iluminación suplementaria en el control de floración del lúpulo en Florida. This new 5-page publication of the Horticultural Sciences Department is a translation of HS1365. READ MORE

UF/IFAS Strawberries beyond the USA: A Success Story from Egypt

Currently, Florida strawberry varieties are grown in over 70 countries spread across six continents. The main objective of this Extension publication is to communicate the benefits of licensing UF/IFAS strawberries outside of the USA, with a special focus on Egypt. The target audience of this new 6-page publication of the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department includes those involved in the strawberry industry as well as the general public. Written by Fahiem EL-Borai and Vance M. Whitaker. READ MORE

Using Low-Volatility Dicamba in Dicamba-Tolerant Crops

In December 2020, the herbicide labels for three products containing newer dicamba formulations (XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium) were updated. This publication is relevant to the growers and pesticide applicators who are applying newer, low-volatility formulations of dicamba herbicide products in DT crops. Written by P. Devkota and J. A. Ferrell, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, revised March 2021. READ MORE

Estimating Cotton Yield

Preharvest estimation of cotton yield can help growers to determine their return on investment, assess weather-related damages, and adjust crop management. This publication outlines the steps to calculate a reliable estimate of cotton yield. Written by Michael J. Mulvaney, Emma Brooks, Pratap Devkota, Ethan Carter, De Broughton, Mark Mauldin, Joseph Iboyi, Mahesh Bashyal, David Wright, and Ian Small, and published by the UF/IFAS Agronomy Department, March 2021. READ MORE