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UF/IFAS to Host Lettuce Advisory Committee Meeting

Jim Rogers Florida, Leafy Vegetables, Research

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) will host a lettuce advisory committee meeting in Belle Glade, Florida on Tuesday, March 22. The meeting will be designated to discussing lettuce and other leafy vegetable production issues. It will start at noon and conclude at 3 p.m. Click here to register.

Downy Mildew in Lettuce: Growers Need to be on Preventative Program

Jim Rogers Disease, Florida, Leafy Vegetables

By Clint Thompson One of the most important diseases of lettuce was found last week in a Florida field in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Richard Raid, a professor in plant pathology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, discusses the disease’s impact and why he encourages growers to be on a preventative program. “Lettuce downy mildew …