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Florida Citrus Mutual Calls for Hurricane Damage Reports by Citrus Growers

Florida citrus growers are urged to report damage from Hurricane Irma by September 21st.   A Citrus Industry article shared that Florida Citrus Mutual is calling on Florida citrus growers […]

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Florida’s Hurricane Irma Ag Reports: Not Good

As ag reports from different sectors in Florida roll in, it seems there are few areas that haven’t been affected by Hurricane Irma.   Ag reports continue to pour in […]

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Extension Advice for Strange Pests from Hurricane Irma

Evidently, hurricanes like Irma can bring strange pests for ag growers to deal with; see suggestions from an Extension agent.   Hurricane Irma raged through Florida September 10th, bringing water, […]

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Florida Citrus Industry “Hard Hit” by Hurricane Irma

Explore the damage Hurricane Irma has caused the Florida Citrus Industry.   Hurricane Irma swept up the state of Florida on the 10th of September, bringing with it a lot […]

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UF/IFAS Hurricane Resources and Releases

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences (UF/IFAS) released hurricane resources and information.   Hurricane Irma has passed, and Florida in general and those in agriculture in […]

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Putnam: Florida Agriculture Will Be Affected by Hurricane Irma

Florida Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam shared his belief that Hurricane Irma would do damage to Florida Agriculture.   No one can forecast exactly what a hurricane will or won’t do, […]

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Georgia Offers Temporary Shelter Facilities for Evacuated Florida Livestock

If you’ve got livestock that would do best sheltering in the face of Hurricane Irma, look to your northern neighbor Georgia.   Category 5 Hurricane Irma is headed straight for […]

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Florida Citrus Grower’s Take On Psyllid Insecticide Resistance

A Florida citrus grower has suggestions for fellow growers concerning psyllid insecticide resistance report.   In a prior blog, we discussed how a seminar at the Citrus Expo featured a […]

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Insecticide Resistant Psyllids and a Solution

Read the latest on insecticide resistant psyllids.   There was a lot of buzz at the Citrus Expo seminar hall in mid-August when insecticide resistant psyllids were discussed. Lukasz Stelinski, […]

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Q&A: CUPS Explained by Citrus Achievement Award Winner

See what Citrus Achievement Award winner Ed Pines has to say about the ins and outs of CUPS.   Florida’s citrus industry is under attack by citrus greening and the […]

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Interested in Florida Agritourism? Attend This Upcoming Conference

See the details of the Florida Agritourism Conference in September.   There’s no denying that Florida is the land of tourism. According to a Growing Produce article, a new, upcoming […]

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Survey Results Tapping HLB Efforts of Best Citrus Growers

Read the summary of a survey asking the ‘best’ citrus growers about their greening management efforts.   A recent Citrus Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) survey looked to address the […]

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Factors to Consider When Using Cover Crops as Supplemental Forage

Look into these factors when considering using cover crops as a supplemental forage.   Cover crops are an important facet of a farmer’s field management, but they can also be […]

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Study Suggests a Serving of Citrus a Day Helps Keep Dementia Away

Study indicates the benefits of citrus could reduce dementia risk.   Dementia disorders, including Alzheimer’s, are a major concern for the country’s senior populations. A new study out of Japan […]

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Q&A: Ag Recall Planning, Part 2

Find answers to questions about dealing with ag recall planning.   In our last blog, we shared Duda Farm’s steps for ag recall planning taken from a GrowingProduce.com article. If […]

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What to Do if Your Produce is Part of an Ag Recall, Part 1

Take a cue from Duda Farms and follow their plan for an ag recall.   No farmer wants to hear that his or her crop is the focus of an […]

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Citrus Leprosis Rears Its Ugly Head: Know the Details

With citrus leprosis a re-emerging threat to citrus, know the details of the disease.   Citrus leprosis was once a disease that ravaged the citrus industry in Florida and elsewhere, […]

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CITRUS Act Offers More Assistance for Citrus Growers

The newly introduced CITRUS Act is receiving praise from national citrus industry players.   Florida Congressman Tom Rooney’s newly introduced Citrus Investment in Treatment and Research for U.S. Sustainability Act, […]

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Citrus Industry Reaction to the CITRUS Act Bill

Citrus industry leaders have favorable reactions to the CITRUS Act Bill   Earlier in July, Florida Congressman Tom Rooney introduced the Citrus Investment in Treatment and Research for U.S. Sustainability Act, […]

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Citrus Greening Solutions Being Studied Right Now

Explore a few of the other citrus greening solutions currently being researched.   Finding a cure or workable treatment for citrus greening is the leading priority at just about every […]

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