Welcome to This Month in Citrus + Vegetable
On this page you can access all of the columns and feature articles in this months issue of Citrus + Vegetable magazine.
WEB EXTRA: Mechanical harvester nears commercialization
The commercial machines used to pick processing tomatoes and the two prototypes being developed by Ramsay Highlander Inc., Salinas, Calif., to harvest fresh-market tomatoes share only a few similarities.
UF tomato breeders work on machine-harvestable varieties
University of Florida tomato breeders are working to develop varieties that can be mechanically harvested, helping growers address labor costs and availability.
Researchers say GMO citrus trees could combat greening
Slow progress in Florida is being made that some feel may be the most effective means of combating the dreaded citrus greening disease–genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.
Border sprays help fight psyllids between full-grove treatments
Some Florida citrus growers are experimenting with supplemental chemical controls to suppress Asian citrus psyllid populations.
Following phosphorus, water BMPs can cut inputs without yields
Applying BMP (best management practice)-recommended water and phosphorus (P) inputs for seepage-irrigated tomato and watermelon in South Florida can reduce water use and P leaching to groundwater without adversely affecting fruit yield.
Agriculture needs do better job ‘telling its story’
All too often, the general public still thinks of farmers as wearing overalls and using very simple practices to grow crops when quite the opposite is true, says Rob Atchley, general manager of citrus groves for Florida and Texas for A. Duda & Sons Inc., LaBelle.
Investing in leadership for the future
Eleven young agricultural professionals graduated from FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program during our recently concluded 70th annual convention in Naples.
Immokalee center's outlook appears brighter
In a matter of a few short weeks, the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee has gone from a patient with only a year to live to one with hopes of a long, prosperous life.
- Genetically engineered tomato helps fight bad cholesterol
- Most California produce tested had no detectable pesticide
- Bayer tests new seed treatments to protect honeybees
- Florida battles Mexican strawberries
- Del Monte testing genetically modified pineapple
- Glyphosate-resistant weeds also may be disease resistant