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Horticultural Sciences

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"Florida's agricultural industry generates more than $103 billion in annual economic impact and employs more than 500,000 people. Florida's farmers produce nearly 300 commodities, and winter vegetables and citrus consistently lead the national rankings. To meet the needs of this diverse industry, research and extension programs in the areas of fruit and vegetable production, postharvest technology and weed science are delivered on a county, regional and statewide basis using a variety of methods including field days, intensive hands-on training, and distance learning. Excellence in programming facilitates the exchange of information and technology and contributes to the professional development of extension faculty and the agricultural clientele they serve."
--- Extension Programs, Horticultural Sciences Department

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Editorial Team

  • Steve Sargent - Editor, Approver
  • Paul Roberts - ICS Editor
  • Chris Gunter - Chair

RECENT & REVISED PUBLICATIONS

Procedimientos para Cosechar Lúpulos en Producción a Pequeña Escala

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Este artículo explica los procedimientos de cosecha de lúpulo para la producción a pequeña escala (generalmente hasta 5 acres). Este artículo es parte de una serie que examina los desafíos y las oportunidades para la producción de lúpulo en Florida con base en la investigación en el UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS GCREC). La audiencia prevista para este artículo incluye productores, asesores de cultivos certificados, consultores de cultivos y profesores de Extensión. Shinsuke Agehara, Christopher DelCastillo, Mariel Gallardo, Weining Wang, y Jack Rechcigl; traducido por Mariel Gallardo; 4 pp.
Released On: 08-07-2022

What Is Trending in Florida’s Commodity Crops: A Google Trends Analysis

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

The purpose of this new 3-page article is to briefly discuss the trends of search terms, with an emphasis on Florida’s major crops, that may provide insight into the general public’s interest. With increased knowledge about the interest and perception of the general public regarding Florida crops, Florida’s agricultural industries can better respond to the needs and concerns of consumers. The target audience of this publication includes those involved in agriculture as well as the general public. Written by Tong Geon Lee and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.
Released On: 08-03-2022

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Fertigation

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

The purpose of this new 4-page article is to outline some of the major benefits and drawbacks a fertigation system may incur. The audience of this article includes county Extension faculty, students who are interested in crop production, growers, certified crop advisors, crop consultants, environmentalists, and policy makers in the agricultural sector. Written by Mary Dixon and Guodong Liu and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department.
Released On: 07-26-2022

Postharvest Pruning Guide for Hops in Florida

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

In Florida, hops have two growing seasons per year, and different pruning practices are recommended after each season. This article explains why, when, and how to prune hops in Florida. It is part of a series that examines the challenges and opportunities of hop production in Florida based on research at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. Written by Mariel Gallardo, Shinsuke Agehara, Christopher DelCastillo, and Jack Rechcigl, and published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences Department; 3 pp.
Released On: 07-24-2022

Cómo Determinar el Tiempo Óptimo para Cosechar Lúpulos

Critical Issue: Agricultural and Food Systems

Este artículo explica cómo determinar el momento óptimo para cosechar el lúpulo. Es parte de una serie que examina los desafíos y las oportunidades de la producción de lúpulo en Florida con base en la investigación del UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS GCREC). Escrito por Shinsuke Agehara, Mariel Gallardo, Christopher Del Castillo, Weining Wang, y Jack Rechcigl; traducido por Mariel Gallardo; 4 pp.
Released On: 07-19-2022