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Dehydration in Calves: How to Spot It and How to Treat It

See how to spot and fix dehydration in calves, especially important during dry seasons and drought.   A Southeast FarmPress article starts out with a trick question: True or False? […]

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Citrus Growers Can See More Money From TAP

Citrus growers can receive increased dollars from the USDA’s Tree Assistance Program (TAP).   Florida citrus growers are in a bad way, especially after adding the insult of damage done […]

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Update on Florida Agriculture Federal Disaster Aid

Read the latest update on Florida’s agriculture federal disaster aid.   Florida Agriculture suffered great losses when Hurricane Irma rolled through Florida in early September of 2017. Calculations done by […]

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USDA Trials Show Bactericides Increase Citrus Yields

The USDA reported results of trials, maintaining bactericides increase citrus yields.   Florida citrus growers have been fighting citrus greening, also called HLB, for over a decade. They fought hard […]

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Don’t Forget This as Part of Preconditioning Beef Calves

See an important step for putting weight on beef calves.   In Florida, April is part of the spring working season for cattle operators, and they are busy vaccinating their […]

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Don’t Forget This Essential Nutrient in Your Fertilization Schedule

Many growers forget about this essential nutrient, to the detriment of crop growth and yield.   When it comes to nutrients, all growers know about the main three nutrients: Phosphorus […]

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“Flipping” Psyllid Control Recommended for Florida Growers

Used successfully in Brazil, it is recommended for Florida growers to try “flipping” psyllid control.   Florida growers are trying everything to beat citrus greening, also known as HLB, and […]

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Ona Annual Field Day Scheduled for April 5th

Register for the University of Florida/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center’s Ona Annual Field Day by April 2nd.   The University of Florida/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center […]

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Psyllid Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Beating Citrus Greening

Researchers believe they may be able to utilize the Asian citrus psyllid’s gut bacteria to keep the pest from spreading citrus greening.   Researchers are looking for any way they […]

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The Importance of Nutrient Leaf Concentrations in HLB-Infected Citrus Trees

See how nutrient leaf concentrations are affected by citrus greening, and what citrus growers can do.   Citrus greening, also called HLB, causes all sorts of problems for citrus trees, […]

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UF/IFAS Calls for Florida Growers to Participate in Survey on BMPs

Florida growers are encouraged to participate in a UF/IFAS survey about BMPs.   Researchers with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) are calling for Florida […]

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Honor and Celebrate Farming on National Ag Day

Find ways to honor those in ag this National Ag Day.   March 20th is National Ag Day, and it’s a day to honor and celebrate the important role of […]

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Artificial Shade Shown to Be Beneficial to Southeast Cattle Herds

A study proves the benefits of artificial shade for cattle herds in the heat of the Southeast.   Cattle producers are looking for any way to improve the performance of […]

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Nutritious Pumpkins May Soon be Alternative Crop for Florida Growers

See how a UF/IFAS researcher is looking to breed nutritious pumpkins for Florida growers.   Florida growers are always on the lookout for a new, alternative crop, and nutritious pumpkins […]

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Expert Tips on Managing Soil Health for Strawberry Productivity

Explore how strawberry productivity can be improved by managing soil health.   Soil health is an important aspect of strawberry production. According to a GrowingProduce.com article, “The chemical, physical, and […]

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Visit the Immokalee Cattle Drive and Jamboree for Some Authentic Florida

Enjoy an old-time cattle drive, and so much more, at the Immokalee Cattle Drive this Saturday, March 10th.   This Saturday, March 10th, if you head to the Immokalee Cattle […]

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Current Takeaways From a Nutrition Survey for Citrus Growers

See the trends revealed in a nutritional survey completed by Florida citrus growers.   A recent Citrus Industry article outlines the most recent takeaways from a nutritional survey completed by […]

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Griffin Fertilizer Announces Mike Roberts as New Vice President

Join us at Griffin Fertilizer in congratulating Mike Roberts on becoming our new Vice President.   We’re one big family here at Griffin Fertilizer, and we’re happy to announce that […]

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Details of the National Cattle Inventory Report

See the takeaways from the 2018 National Cattle Inventory Report when compared to 2017 numbers.   Each year the USDA takes a tally of all the cows in the U.S. […]

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A Look at Soil Health and Processing Vegetable Crop Waste, Part 3

Explore how research indicates soil health is affected by the use of various vegetable crop waste methods.   Soil health is the basis of all crops and feeds, so there […]

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