Just in time for National Strawberry Day — celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 27 — UF/IFAS and Florida Organic Growers are hosting a research field day in Citra. / Florida Food & Farm file photo
Florida Organic Growers (FOG) is hosting a field day in conjunction with the University of Florida (UF) on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The UF Organic Strawberry Research Field Day will be held at UF/IFAS’ Citra Plant Research and Education Unit, in Marion County in Central North Florida.
Admission is free, and the public is invited. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Plant Science Research and Education Unit at the main administration building at the front of UF’s complex.
At its Citra facility, UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is investigating sustainable organic strawberry production systems in the Southeast.
In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, researchers at the Citra research center have spent several years investigating cover-crop use, a variety of cultivars, nutrient management, pest-management strategies and economic considerations.
This UF Organic Strawberry Research Field Day will consist of activities and demonstrations at Citra’s research-station plots. Attendees also will have time to meet and talk with faculty members.