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UF/IFAS Researcher Recommends Continuous Fertilizing for HLB-Infected Citrus

A UF/IFAS Assistant Professor maintains continuous fertilizing for HLB-infected citrus trees.   HLB-infected citrus trees have a smaller root ball, according to research and an article in a Citrus Industry […]

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Research Ongoing to Help Florida Peaches With Flowering

Florida peaches are getting help on uniform flowering from area researchers.   The Florida peach industry is not a large ag sector in Florida; not yet, anyways. Florida peaches started […]

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Ed Pines: Encourage New Citrus Growth by Getting Back to Basics

Read what FL Grower Citrus Achievement Award Winner Ed Pines shares in the second installment on CUPS.   Florida citrus grower Ed Pines was the 2017 Citrus Achievement Award Winner […]

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High-Density Citrus Plantings Producing High Yields

One Florida growing company is finding success planting high-density citrus. A recent Florida Citrus Mutual conference saw the presentation of the high numbers of a high-density citrus operation. According to […]

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Florida’s Citrus Season Ends on a High Note, Still Historically Low

While Florida’s 2016-17 citrus season was up over the last forecast, it was still a historically low season.   Florida’s citrus growers listen avidly to the monthly citrus forecasts to […]

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Innovate New Citrus Under Protective Screen Project Highlights Cooperation

A new Citrus Under Protective Screen project is bigger than anything seen in Florida before.   Florida’s citrus industry is in need of something that will either end citrus greening […]

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Five New Crops Florida Growers Can Consider Growing

Florida growers can look into these five crops to expand their operations.   Florida growers have one of the broadest range of crops available to grow of any state. There […]

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FCC Chairman Talks Budget and His Optimism for Florida Citrus

Read why the Florida Citrus Commission (FCC) Chairman is optimistic about Florida citrus.   Florida citrus has been hit hard by citrus greening, also called HLB. However, Florida Citrus Commission […]

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Tips for Beef Cattle Producers During Drought

See UF/IFAS recommendations for beef cattle producers during a drought.   The rainy season has finally begun in Florida, and like most everyone in The Sunshine State’s ag industry, beef […]

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Tree Defender Offers Protection for Young Citrus from Citrus Greening

Explore how the Tree Defender protects young citrus trees from citrus greening.   In the past, when trees in a citrus grove test positive for citrus greening (also called HLB) […]

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UF/IFAS Scientists Receive Federal Grant to Study Brangus Cattle

Researchers with UF/IFAS get a $733,000 grant to study the genetics of Brangus cattle to help create a superior cow.   It’s hot and humid in Florida for a large […]

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Researchers Looking to Use Gene Technology to Fight Citrus Greening

See how researchers are trying to use gene technology to stop citrus greening.   Researchers at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Animal Sciences (UF/IFAS) are studying gene technology as […]

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FL Grower Citrus Achievement Award Winner: Getting the Most Growing Under Cover

Read what FL grower Citrus Achievement Award Winner Ed Pines has to say about getting the most out of growing citrus under a protective screening.   Any development that helps […]

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Sources of HLB-Spreading Asian Citrus Psyllids Discussed

A Florida researcher discusses the sources of Asian citrus psyllids.   Asian citrus psyllids are an important topic in Florida’s citrus industry at the moment, as citrus growers try to […]

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Update on Hops Research in Florida Agriculture

Hops research is still on-going at UF/IFAS for use in Florida agriculture.   Back in the fall of 2016, the story of research into growing hops in the Sunshine State […]

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Robotic Strawberry Picker Latest in Automated Farm Tech

Farm tech is poised to answer many problems in agriculture.   If you live in Central Florida, you’ve likely seen scores of workers out in the strawberry fields, bent over […]

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UF/IFAS Researcher: Artichokes Could be Florida’s Next Big Crop

Artichokes may be a viable crop option for Florida growers, according to a UF/IFAS researcher.   Florida is one of the most diverse states for growing crops, and it produces […]

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UF/IFAS Research Looks at Controlling Weeds in Vegetable Operations

Researchers with UF/IFAS look into combating weeds that impede the growth of vegetables.   UF/IFAS researchers have found options for controlling common weeds that affect vegetable growth and an operation’s […]

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Florida Ag Theft on the Rise

Ag theft is likely on the rise in an ag community near you.   There’s a bumper sticker I’ve seen that assures, “My tractor costs more than your Beemer.” While […]

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Growers Discuss Two Issues in Citrus Greening: Psyllid Control and Bactericides

Citrus growers discussed two important issues in the industry: psyllid control and bactericides. Where do you stand?   A forum in Sebring in mid-May focused on two main issues concerning […]

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