Seed “pirating” is illegal, reduces research funding

New crop varieties, like those licensed by FFSP, generally are recognized as the most significant contributor to higher yields over the past 30 years, making seed more valuable than ever before. It is important to understand the laws that apply to saving seed at the farm level. For more information, ... Read More

UF releases fourteen new varieties

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Services has approved 14 new cultivars for release, including six citrus. These varieties have been featured on The Grower’s and the Southeast AG NET’s webpages. For more information, please visit The Grower’s webpage, or the Southeast AG NET’s webpage.

UF/IFAS Cultivar Release Guidelines

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) supports an active and widely recognized cultivar development program. Breeding programs address many of the major crops grown in the state and routinely release cultivars destined to be grown in Florida, surrounding states, or throughout the world. Please click here to ... Read More

New strawberry varieties create a sensation

The strawberry varieties Winterstar™ ‘FL 05-107’ and ‘Florida Sensation’ have been featured in The Grower magazine.  For more information, please visit The Grower‘s webpage.