Welcome, Justin Renkema! Dr. Renkema is slated to start as the new Gulf Coast REC strawberry entomologist this summer.
Research at Gulf Coast Research and Education Center
Research fields and greenhouse
475 acres of land, donated by Hillsborough, County contain research trials for vegetables, small fruits and ornamental plants.
Field Days are held throughout the year providing information and field demonstrations for the public, commercial growers and industry representatives.
GCREC Balm, houses 16 laboratories including tissue culture and plant diagnostics and can staff up to 25 faculty members and their support personnel.