Emil Belibasis grows hydroponic tomatoes in Wellborn, Fla., in the state’s Panhandle region. He is originally from Honduras but went to the University of Florida. The 59-year-old left the academic life and private sector more than two decades ago and started Beli Farms and sells to a big grocery store chain in the region.
Farmers who are considering trying propane can find energy savings and cash incentives for trying the new energy source. The Propane Education and Research Council is using information from the program to find better ways to use propane....More
Maybe that’s why, with the unpredictable situations they’re certain to face each year, farmers there seem to do a better job than most of being proactive against emerging pests, like resistant Palmer amaranth pigweed in cotton and kudzu bugs and rust in soybeans....More
Alabama Seed Testing Laboratory is getting some much-needed improvements, but it's a slow process, according to John McMillan, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industry....More