Vegetarian Newsletter

Horticultural Sciences Department
A Vegetable Crops Extension Publication

September 2006


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Announcements & News


The Vegetable Production Handbook

The 2005-2006 edition of the Vegetable Production Handbook is available online at The handbook provides up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics in vegetable production and will be of use to those in the vegetable industry or anyone growing vegetables in Florida.

New EDIS Postharvest Horticulture Publication

The first revision of the Handling Florida Vegetable Series, “Round and Roma Tomato Types” was just released by EDIS ( This completely new bulletin was written by Steve Sargent, Jeff Brecht and Teresa Olczyk and features the latest information from our studies with these tomato types, describing in detail handling procedures from harvest through shipping to ensure the highest quality. Important topics covered include: varieties, harvest maturity, dump tank management, grading, gas room management, temperature management, and shipping.


Organic Farming Workshop and Field Day

The University of Florida-IFAS Center for Organic Agriculture and Florida Organic Growers and Consumers, Inc. (FOG) will hold a workshop and field day for organic producers on September 20, 2006 at the PSREU in Citra , FL from 9 till 4:30. This event will give producers and other agriculture professionals a firsthand look at current research and demonstration projects in the 17 acre certified organic unit, as well as attend several breakout sessions related to organic fruit and vegetable production. For more information and the program click here.

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