Announcements & News
All Vegetarian Newsletter Issues Now Available On-line
Back issues of the Vegetarian Newsletter (VN) have been scanned and are now accessible from this site, thanks to support from the Horticultural Sciences Department and Dr. Steven Sargent's efforts. The VN is now in its 58th year and I'm sure readers will find the back issues both useful and interesting from an historical perspective. We hope to be able to categorize these previous articles by subject in the future. Click here to visit our archives!!!
The electronic version of the 2007-2008 Vegetable Production Handbook is now available online! Click here to visit it now.
Update on Methyl Bromide Critical Use Exemption
Click here to see the update
USDA Preharvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006
The USDA Preharvest Security Guidelines and Checklist 2006 is available at http://www.usda.gov/documents/PreHarvestSecurity_final.pdf. The document provides preharvest security resources and guidelines to for agricultural producers to help reduce security risks.
New EDIS Horticulture Publications
" Critical Issues for the Tomato Industry: Preventing a Rapid Postharvest Breakdown of the Fruit" is now available on EDIS at: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS363. This bulletin represents a summary of the all work done and current guidelines for tomato growers and packer/shippers to minimize risk for rapid postharvest breakdown. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!
" Strategies for Subtropical Peach Production in Florida" was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS364). This publication, written by J. J. Ferguson, J. X. Chaparro, D.M. Omalley & L. Harrison, describes strategies for growing subtropical peaches in Florida and gives the number of chilling units different varieties require.Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!
" Training and Pruning Florida Peaches, Nectarines, and
Plums " was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS365). This publication, written by J. Ferguson, is a valuable resource on how to prune and train peach, necterine and plum trees. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!
" Pepper Spot ("Gomasho") on Napa Cabbage " was released by EDIS (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HS352). This publication, written by David Studstill, Eric Simonne, Jeff Brecht and Phyllis Gilreath, describes pepper spot symptoms, the possible internal causes of pepper spot and the postharvest handling effects on pepper spot. Click on the link in the description above to read this great publication!
Direct link to the BMP Manual for Vegetables & Agronomic Crops in Florida