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Study targets disease resistance in lettuce, boosting cultivar production

Lettuce is one of the top 10 vegetables cultivated in the United States and for good reason. Romaine, iceberg, leaf and butterhead types of lettuce are staples in refrigerators around the world. Used as a... more »

Arkansas reopening farmers’ markets amid COVID-19 threat

It’s farmers’ market season in Arkansas, although this year’s markets are anything but business as usual. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, market managers and vendors have had to rethink their operations to stay in business and... more »

Southern bacterial wilt now a problem in Louisiana vegetables

Louisiana vegetable growers are beginning to see problems from southern bacterial wilt, one of the most serious diseases of vegetable crops including tomatoes, eggplant and bell peppers. The disease is caused by the soil-borne bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, said Raj... more »

Is indoor farming a solution? UF/IFAS scientists explain

At one time, the concept of vegetables growing inside a temperature-controlled facility where LED lights and advanced technology set the pace for year-round harvesting, promoted photosynthesis and water use efficiency, and required no pesticides, was... more »

Chris Templeton represents Heliae Agriculture in Kentucky, Carolinas

Gilbert, Arizona-based Heliae Agriculture continues to expand as it builds its efforts on promoting regenerative agriculture and soil health to the Delmarva, Kentucky and Carolina regions. Chris Templeton will work with distributors to implement the... more »

Wish Farms supports local businesses with gift card program

International grower and year-round marketer of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, Wish Farms, recently completed a successful giveback campaign on Instagram by promoting local businesses while simultaneously supporting children in need. According to a news... more »

Lipman partners with local family-operated farms in support of economy

As the need to support local farmers and small businesses grows throughout the U.S., Immokalee, Florida-based Lipman Family Farms honors its ongoing commitment to foster partnerships with family-operated farms through its Lipman Local program. The... more »

Alternative markets taking shape in Florida with Extension connections

Thanks to some creative thinking among Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and University of Florida UF/IFAS Extension agents and community partners throughout the state, alternatives to organic, green and farmers markets are creating business traction on behalf... more »


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