Vegetarian Newsletter

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
Horticultural Sciences Department
A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication

June 2006



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The Wedgeworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources Seminar will be held on August 4-21, 2006. For more information contact Hannah. Carter at

Pesticide Use Education will be held on August 17, 2006 at the Lee County Extension Office. For more information contact Fitzroy Beckford at

Peanut Field Day: A Peanut Field Day will be held on August 24, 2006 at the Lee County Extension Office. For more information contact Barry Tillman at

The 2006 Florida Tomato Institute Meeting will be held on September 6, 2006 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Naples, FL. For more information contact Kent Cushman at

International Citrus and Beverage Conference will be held at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL on September 19-22, 2006. For more information contact Renee Godrich at (863) 956-1151 Ext. 1258, or visit

Fall Field Day: A Fall Field Day will be held on September 27, 2006 at the North Florida REC in Quincy, FL. For more information contact: Vicky Morris at

Vegetable Production for Homeowners and Smallscale Agri-Businesses will be held at the Lee County Extension Office on October 25, 2006. For more information contact: Fitzroy Beckford at

Florida Agriculture Expo: The Florida Agriculture Expo will be held December 8-9 at the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm. The event will include demonstrations, production seminars and a trade show. Growers will have the chance to learn about the latest studies, production trends and more. For more information contact Christine Colley at Ph #: 813 634-0000 Ext. 3101or by email at

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Contributing Extension Specialists

Jeffrey K. Brecht
Professor and Scientific Editor, postharvest physiology

Daniel J. Cantliffe
Professor and Chair

Craig K. Chandler
Professor, breeding/ genetics

Kent Cushman
Assistant Professor, vegetable production

James Gilreath Professor, weed science

Chad M. Hutchinson
Associate Professor, vegetable production

Yuncong Li
Associate Professor, soils

Stephen M. Olson
Professor, small farms

Rafael Munoz-Carpena
Assistant Professor, hydrology

Mark A. Ritenour
Associate Professor, postharvest

Bielinski Santos Assistant Professor, vegetable production

Steven A. Sargent
Professor, postharvest

Eric H. Simonne
Associate Professor, vegetable nutrition

William M. Stall
Professor, weed science

Danielle Treadwell
Assistant Professor, organic/sustainable production