Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
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How to Cite

Reyes, Raymond, and Edward Evans. 2008. “Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs): FE714/FE714, 10/2008”. EDIS 2008 (7). Gainesville, FL.


FE714, a 4-page fact sheet by Raymond Reyes and Edward Evans, provides a brief overview of the concept of GAPs and highlights some of the potential consequences of not instituting GAP guidelines into a farm’s operation. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, October 2008.


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