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Vanilla Could be Next Alternative Florida Crop

Researchers with UF/IFAS are looking into vanilla’s worth as a new alternative Florida crop.   Vanilla is a favorite flavor in this country according to a Vegetable and Specialty Crop […]

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Mycotoxins: Know What to Look For in Your Herd

Explore the signs and symptoms that indicate mycotoxins could be negatively affecting your beef cattle herd.   Mycotoxins are invisible chemicals that are produced by a number of different fungi, […]

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The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Association Cattle Convention

Read about the offerings at the 2018 cattle convention of the Florida Cattlemen’s Association.   June 19th to the 21st will see the Florida Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Convention in Orlando, […]

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Season’s Final Citrus Forecast Draws About Even

See where the last USDA citrus forecast of the season ended up, and how it compares with the start of the season.   The USDA released its final citrus forecast […]

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Small Study Shows Two Micronutrients Could Help in the Fight Against Citrus Greening

A UF/IFAS researcher maintains that two micronutrients could prove helpful in treating citrus trees affected by citrus greening.   Citrus greening, also known as HLB, continues to take its toll […]

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Tips for Planting and Fertilizing a Reestablished Pasture

Explore tips and recommendations for correctly planting and fertilizing a reestablished pasture.   The warm months are a time to establish and reestablish pastures, even in Florida. We’ve shared a […]

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Zinkicide Could be an Effective Citrus Greening Management Tool

A researcher with UF/IFAS shared details on Zinkicide as a citrus greening management tool that could potentially help citrus growers to manage the disease in the future.   Citrus growers […]

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Eradication Efforts Underway Against the Oriental Fruit Fly

The Oriental fruit fly was found in three different locations in south Miami-Dade County, prompting an eradication effort by FDACS.   The Oriental fruit fly is considered “one of the […]

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More Tips on Getting Your AgriOperation Ready for a Hurricane

See more tips on getting your agrioperation ready if another hurricane comes through Florida this hurricane season.   June 1st was the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, and […]

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Florida Citrus Nursery Owner Weighs in on Issues in Citrus Industry

Read the thoughts and comments concerning key issues in the citrus industry by nursery owner, Phil Rucks. The Florida citrus industry has had a lot on its proverbial plate. From […]

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Be on the Lookout for the Peach Fruit Fly

Two specimens of the destructive ag pest, the peach fruit fly, were found in Florida; discover what you need to know about identifying it.   The peach fruit fly is […]

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UF/IFAS Researcher Says Kaolin Clay Superior for Psyllid Management

UF/IFAS researcher maintains the kaolin clay is better than foliar insecticides in certain instances for psyllid management.   Christopher Vincent, a researcher with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food […]

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Next Possible Florida Alternative Crop: Pomegranates

Read about the research into pomegranates as a possible new Florida alternative crop.   Florida is a hotbed of agriculture, and the next Florida alternative crop may just be pomegranates. […]

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Get Your Farm Ready Now for Hurricane Season, Says UF Expert

Hurricane season is fast approaching, making it the best time to get prepared for any future storms.   June 1st marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season, and the […]

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Tea Considered as an Alternative Crop for Citrus Growers

Research is ongoing into whether tea—a popular beverage the world over—could be grown as an alternative crop by Florida citrus growers. The latest citrus forecast was released recently, calling for […]

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Research Shows UV Light Can Fight Plant Diseases

A research team has found success combating plant diseases—specifically powdery mildew on strawberries—using UV light.   Powdery mildew is one of many plant diseases that affects Florida agriculture, specifically strawberries. […]

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Women in Ag and Research Cooperation Working to Solve Citrus Greening

Explore how cooperative research and women in ag leadership are working to fix citrus greening.   Citrus greening is spreading; it has been at work for over a decade in […]

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How Florida Citrus Growers Can Prepare for Hurricane Recovery

Citrus growers in Florida are eligible for both WHIP and a block grant to serve as relief for Hurricane Irma damage.   Florida ag took a hit from Hurricane Irma […]

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Water Sensors Advance in Technology

See how water sensor technology is advancing and moving into new areas to continue to deliver more value to those in the ag industry.   Water sensors are an important […]

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A Citrus Grower’s Look at Citrus Greening Management Strategies

See what one Florida citrus growers has to say about citrus greening management strategies.   Citrus greening, also known as HLB, has every citrus grower looking for the best citrus […]

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