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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:25 GMT

Staking and pruning tomatoes - Port St. Joe Star


Staking and pruning tomatoes
Port St. Joe Star
One precaution when staking tomato is to be very careful and avoid root damage when driving the stakes into the ground to avoid root damage. Some popular tomato varieties which benefit form staking are: Amelia, BHN 602, BHN 871, Florida 91, Solar Fire, ...

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Sat, 29 Mar 2014 05:43:18 GMT

Weekend Gardening: Choosing Heirloom Or Hybrid Tomatoes - NorthEscambia.com


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Weekend Gardening: Choosing Heirloom Or Hybrid Tomatoes
NorthEscambia.com
The cut pieces are held together by a grafting clip until the tissues grow together (pictured left). To learn more about heirloom tomatoes and grafting, read the UF/IFAS publication entitled, “Growing Heirloom Tomato Varieties in Southwest Florida.” It ...

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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:13:43 GMT

Growers, chefs make sure Southern Maryland's bounty is on the table - So Md News


Growers, chefs make sure Southern Maryland's bounty is on the table
So Md News
Bergmark, also co-owner of Even'Star Organic Farm in Lexington Park, said the agricultural commission is helping farmers increase awareness about the push to grow healthier options. They've launched several marketing campaigns — one of which helped ...

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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:12:39 GMT

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker ... - Washington Post


Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker ...
Washington Post
When his tomato plants were just a week old, technicians manually punched a hole in each seedling to get leaf tissue that was taken to a nearby lab, converted into a chemical soup and then scanned for genetic markers linked to desired traits. Krivanek ...

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Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:49:19 GMT

You say tomato... - Florida Times-Union


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You say tomato...
Florida Times-Union
Florida's mild year-round climate makes it perfect for growing tomatoes, either in a single patio container, a greenhouse, or a full garden plot. At Harris Farms in Keystone Heights, owner Tony Harris has been growing a variety of tomatoes for about ...

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:52:46 GMT

Why do consumers prefer greenhouse tomatoes? - Windsor Star (blog)


Why do consumers prefer greenhouse tomatoes?
Windsor Star (blog)
If the greenhouse tomatoes were “something that tasted like cardboard” why was the Leamington greenhouse vegetable industry able to grow steadily from 230 acres in 1980, to more than 2,000 acres today? Are the consumers stupid? If, for the sake of ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:33:48 GMT

Gardens may be affected by cold - The Northwest Florida Daily News


Gardens may be affected by cold
The Northwest Florida Daily News
... experts from local University of Florida IFAS Extension Offices. Okaloosa County Extension Director Larry Williams has noticed a number of people who already started growing their warm season vegetable gardens like squash, tomatoes, and peppers.

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:02:12 GMT

Market Fresh Hires Nick Corbett As General Manager For Florida Re-pack Facility - PerishableNews (press release)


Market Fresh Hires Nick Corbett As General Manager For Florida Re-pack Facility
PerishableNews (press release)
Market Fresh is one of the fastest growing produce brands in the industry offering full line procurement and category management in tomatoes, potatoes, onions, sweet potatoes, peppers, avocadoes, and kiwi. Through their national network of distribution ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:56:41 GMT

Photos That Cross Borders and Challenge Perceptions - New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)

Photos That Cross Borders and Challenge Perceptions
New York Times (blog)
She tracked down the family in Florida, working on a strawberry farm and living in a trailer. The parents worked so hard, they did not ... Most residents here raise sheep and goats and grow corn, alfalfa, chiles and tomatoes. Marisol said she could ...

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:41:51 GMT

Improving taste for fruits, vegetables goal for UF researchers - RFD-TV


Improving taste for fruits, vegetables goal for UF researchers
RFD-TV
“We set out to produce a tomato that tastes good because everybody knows the commercial tomatoes, they don't come close to the quality of the tomato that you can grow in your backyard. We know a lot about the chemistry of a tomato in terms of what's in ...

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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:00:00 -0700

Michael Spencer's Make It Green: Local gardens flourish with summer plants, producing bountiful harvest

Michael Spencer's Make It Green appears in Friday At Home. He writes about landscaping design and horticulture practices in Southwest Florida. Read more

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:09:28 -0700

Restaurant moves to ‘BurgerFi’ city with all-natural ingredients

Iceberg lettuce buns, Mexican soda and concrete ice cream. These ingredients are only a few of the options at BurgerFi, which opened its first New Jersey location two weeks ago on George Street and se Read more

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:29:36 -0700

Cost, rules stop some farmers from going organic | Video

In the late 1990s, Matt McLean, a fourth-generation citrus farmer from Clermont, went to his grandfather for advice. He asked him whether organic farming was realistic. His grandfather assured him it was. Read more

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:09:06 -0700

How to makeover matzo, a traditional Passover staple

In recent years, matzo has undergone a makeover as the people who churn it out and the people who eat it have come up with new recipes and flavours. Read more

Thu, 03 Apr 2014 09:06:28 -0700

'Hot' Oregon Blueberry Fight Prompts Farm Bill Changes

American consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the working conditions of the people who pick, pack and harvest their food. And retailers are responding. Wal-Mart is now paying Florida farm workers more for each pound of tomatoes picked. Read more

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:07:00 -0700

Trait by trait, plant scientists swiftly weed out bad seeds through marker-assisted breeding

A wide variety of plant scientists embrace the cutting-edge technology of marker-assisted DNA selection. Read more

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:26:10 -0700

Selling orchids that ‘are out of this world’

BEAMSVILLE — Young orchid plants that are being shipped to CosMic Plants this week will brighten up the day of someone, or create a beautiful wedding arrangement — two years from now. Read more

Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:00:05 -0700

County Hopes to Turn Farms into Tourist Attractions

The formula appears simple enough: Take Florida's No. 1 economic sector, tourism; mix with the state's second-biggest sector, agriculture. Voila! — agritourism. Read more

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:57:33 -0700

High-tunnel farming extends the growing season at JG Ranch

The new process keeps crops producing longer than in open fields. Read more

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:08:06 -0700

Small ‘community orchards’ in three Tampa parks

TAMPA — Tanja and Jared Vidovic had out-of-town guests a while back who wondered aloud where all the fruit trees were, the ones for which Florida is famous. Read more

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