May 3, 2021
Results released from UF/IFAS 2020 mini sweet pepper trial

Results from a University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 2020 mini sweet pepper trial conducted at Old Bailey Farms in Bonita Springs have been released.

Varieties planted were replicated four times in 26 plant plots in a randomized complete block design. Fertilization and pest management was grower standard. Above average rainfall resulted in tremendous bacterial spot pressure which highlighted the value of resistant varieties in Florida.

FAS project investigators include Craig Frey, Hendry County Extension director and multi-county commercial horticulture specialist; Ann Hartman, ag assistant, Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC); Gene McAvoy, associate director for stakeholder relations, SWFREC; Dr. Richard Raid, plant pathologist, EREC; Jessie Watson, biological scientist, SWFREC; and Dr. Phillip Williams, vegetable horticulturist, SWFREC. The statistics analysis and report were compiled by Dr. Williams. Special thanks to JJ Black and Mike Clevenger for hosting the trial. Due to COVID-19 concerns, a field day did not take place.

To see the full results, click here.

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