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Abundance of Soil Insect Pests in Florida Sugarcane

IN1313/ENY-2058 by Ron Cherry, Mabry McCray, Hardev Sandhu, and Michael KarounosMarch 1st, 2021

Trends in Florida Rice Production and Varieties

SS653/SL439 by Jehangir H. Bhadha, Luigi Trotta, Daniel Cavazos and Matthew VanWeeldenApril 12th, 2023Rice production in the Everglades Agriculture Area (EAA) of Florida dates back nearly seven decades. For a brief period in the 1950s about 2,000 acres of rice was grown in the EAA. Rice was reintroduced in the EAA in 1977 after it was demonstrated that rice could be successfully incorporated into the sugarcane production cycle during the fallow period. This fact sheet provides a history of rice production in Florida and information about rice varieties grown in Florida.

Weeds in Florida Sugarcane as Rice Stink Bug Hosts

IN1345/ENY2075by Calvin Odero, Michael Karounos, and Ron CherryJanuary 15th, 2022Rice is a rotational crop in the sugarcane production system on organic soils in the Everglades Agricultural Area in southern Florida. Several insects and weeds can affect production and profitability of rice. Management of fall panicum in rice and in sugarcane fields surrounding rice fields is important to mitigate risks posed by weeds and the rice stink bug complex in Florida rice.

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