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Rice Physiology, Products, and Critical Steps Associated with Postharvest Operations in Southern Florida

AG438/SS-AGR-438by Jehangir H. Bhadha, Sangeeta Mukhopadhyay, Charlene Andrews, and Matthew VanWeeldenSeptember 22nd, 2019

Trends in Florida Rice Production and Varieties

SS653/SL439 by Jehangir H. Bhadha, Luigi Trotta, Daniel Cavazos and Matthew VanWeeldenApril 11th, 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.

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