Hemp has been a hot topic in the vegetable and specialty crop industry, however there is still much to figure out regarding production practices and opportunities for southeastern growers. The February issue of VSCNews magazine will discuss the hype on hemp. In an article written by AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor and Ernie Neff, readers will learn about the crop and its potential markets.
Staying with the trend of alternative crops, readers will get an in-depth look at hops trials being conducted at the University of Florida’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC). Authored by several GCREC researchers, this article will focus on pest and disease issues seen in research plots.
Wine grape growers struggling with fungicide resistance with downy mildew will find some suggestions in the February issue. Based on an interview with Phil Brannen, plant pathologist with the University of Georgia (UGA), and Sarah Campbell, a graduate research assistant working with Brannen, this article delves into research on combating fungicide resistance.
Basin management action plans (BMAPs) are also discussed in next month’s issue. Charles Barrett, UF Extension agent, gives an overview on what BMAPs are and why it is important to understand them properly.
Finally, readers will get an inside look at the recent Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference. The feature discusses what attendees saw on the trade show floor as well as the dynamic commodity conferences.
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