2016 PMA Fresh Summit Wrap-Up

Kelsey Fry Berries, Leafy Vegetables, Produce, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

The 67th annual Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit Convention and Expo was one for the books, literally. The event, held in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, had a record attendance of 20,889 attendees from over 65 countries. More than 12,000 exhibiting companies showcased new products, trends, technologies and innovations at the event. If you follow Southeast …

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New Technology Helping Growers Save Water

Josh McGill Water

New technology is being tested by several farmers in the Southeast to see if this technology can help to conserve water. The technology allows farmers to access soil-moisture readings right from their phones, with updates every three hours. This technology is being developed in a joint effort between the University of Georgia and the University of Florida. They are utilizing …

AgNet Media Attending PMA Fresh Summit

Kelsey Fry Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

AgNet Media is gearing up for the annual Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit hosted in Orlando, FL, October 14-16. Alongside over 1,100 exhibitors from 60+ countries, AgNet Media will be taking in the innovative opportunities presented at the expo. The Fresh Summit is expected to have over 20,000 attendees walking the aisles of the Orange County Convention Center. If …

Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference Coming Soon

Kelsey Fry Berries, Leafy Vegetables, Produce, Research, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

The Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference will take place on October 11 in Marianna, Florida. This is a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Extension Team event. The conference is for Florida fruit and vegetable producers and stakeholders of Florida’s local food systems. Jose Perez, small farm Extension coordinator for UF/IFAS, encourages …

Sweet Sensation® ‘Florida127’ Strawberry Lives Up to Its Name

Kelsey Fry Berries, Research, Top Posts

Growers in Florida’s $300 million-a-year strawberry industry now have proof that the latest UF/IFAS-bred variety lasts longer on the shelf and tastes sweeter than two UF/IFAS cultivars, making it more attractive to faraway markets. “These two attributes together make for a clear step up in eating quality for the consumer,” said Vance Whitaker, an associate professor of horticultural sciences and …

2016 FFVA Convention Speakers Address Major Topics

Kelsey Fry Legislative, Research, Top Posts, Tropical Fruit, Vegetables

The 73rd annual Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) convention is wrapping up another successful year. The convention, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, gathered a crowd of over 400, says Lisa Lochridge, director of public affairs for FFVA. Lochridge says that the goal of this year’s convention, like every other year, is to provide FFVA members with information and …

“Don’t Get Caught With Your Plants Down” Workshop

Kelsey Fry Research, Top Posts

The second annual workshop, “Don’t Get Caught With Your Plants Down,” will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The workshop will be lead by researchers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Everglades Research and Education Center. From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., middle school and high school teachers are invited to attend the free …