Thank You for a Record-Breaking Expo!

Dear Growers, Exhibitors, Industry Members and AgNet Media Friends: Wow! Saying a simple thank you to all of you is not nearly enough. This year’s grower turnout for the 28th annual Citrus Expo, now combined with the Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo, smashed all previous attendance records, as we at AgNet Media continue to read the road ahead and … Read More

Scenes From Expo 2019

The Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo hosted their biggest crowd ever during the combined event held Aug. 14–15 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Kicking off Citrus Expo and VSC Expo was a general session addressing timely issues for all types of growers. Attendees gained knowledge on hemp, water issues and labor. … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Julien Beuzelin

Silk flies continue to be the main pest management problem for South Florida’s sweet corn growers. Julien Beuzelin, assistant professor at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC), will be among the speakers at the Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo. He’ll discuss the dangers silk flies pose to South … Read More

Everything You Need to Know Before Expo

The Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop (VSC) Expo are right around the corner! In order to make the most of your experience, here’s everything you should know before you go. TRADE SHOW AGENDA Wednesday, Aug. 14 Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. Enjoy complimentary sausage and biscuits before walking the trade show floor. Ribs and beef hoppin’ … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Nick Dufault

Florida watermelon growers continue to struggle with fusarium wilt. Nick Dufault, plant pathologist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), will be discussing this disease during his seminar presentation at the Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. Fusarium wilt is a soilborne fungal disease that can affect watermelon plants at any point from seed to harvest. … Read More

Support the Future of Agriculture at Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo!

The popular backyard pull-behind smoker returns to the Expo for this year’s FFA fundraiser with a new twist. The winner of this Ultimate Backyard BBQ Bundle will not only win the state-of-the-art smoker, but will also receive a cooler filled with everything you’ll need for a perfect backyard BBQ with family and friends. Don’t forget to purchase your FFA raffle … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Hugh Smith

Whiteflies and diamondback moths have grown to be a big issue for South Florida vegetable growers. Researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are studying how resistant these pests have become to commonly used insecticides. Hugh Smith, entomologist at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center, will be sharing some results that have … Read More

Vegetable and Specialty Crop Seminars Cover Big Issues

Last year, AgNet Media incorporated vegetable and specialty crop (VSC) seminars into the 28-year-old Citrus Expo. The change was met with positive feedback from both growers and industry members. Therefore, AgNet Media decided to expand that side of the program and debut the Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) this year, being held in conjunction with Citrus Expo. The … Read More

Speaker Spotlight: Ozgur Batuman

Florida’s tomato growers seeking the latest information on tomato viruses will not want to miss this year’s Vegetable and Specialty Crop Expo (VSC Expo) seminar program. Ozgur Batuman, an assistant professor of plant pathology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, will be speaking about tomato brown rugose fruit virus. This newly reported virus shares similarities … Read More

Citrus, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Industries Collide at the General Session

AgNet Media Inc. is excited to bring the citrus, vegetable and specialty crop industries together for our second annual general session. We invite all growers to attend the general session, where we will kick off the start of the Citrus Expo and Vegetable & Specialty Crop Expo. Topics of broad interest, impacting all types of growers, will be addressed during … Read More