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University of Florida scientists conduct research and extension programs on potato production in Florida. These scientists are located at University of Florida main campus in Gainesville and UF’s Research and Education Units across the state.

Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)

UF/IFAS County Extension Agents work together with Potato Scientists to assist Florida potato farmers. 

Producing a potato crop involves a broad spectrum of cultural practices. These include: agronomics, fertilization, cultivar selection, pest management (weeds, insects, diseases), irrigation, mechanization, economics and marketing.

The University of Florida has numerous publications related to potato production. Check here for a list of the publications that are available through the EDIS publications.

Check here to find out what's happening when and where in the potato industry. A list of county extension potato production meetings is also available.

Check the latest potato news by connecting with potato magazines, crop reports, and other miscellaneous potato links. Also link up with potato industry associations that represent growers, shellers, and all other segments of the potato industry. (more)

Weather has a tremendous affect on potato production. This link provides access to numerous weather related sites, including the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN). At the FAWN site, you can check rainfall and air temperature data, etc. (more)

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