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Benefits of Different Jets and Different Placement for Irrigating Citrus

See the benefits of using different jets for irrigating citrus to have the most beneficial impact on Florida citrus trees.   Irrigating citrus is a must with Florida’s dry season […]

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Takeaways on Using Soil Sensors for Citrus Irrigation

See the highlights concerning the latest information about using soil sensors for citrus irrigation.   A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) group of researchers put […]

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Register Now for the Citrus Expo in August

Registration is now open for the Citrus Expo, slated for August 15th and 16th in North Ft. Myers, Florida.   Citrus growers from all over the state—and others in the […]

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Coping With Citrus Greening: Planting Density and Technology

A Florida citrus grower discusses how planting density and technology could help growers cope with citrus greening.   Citrus trials have been on-going at Southern Gardens Citrus since 2012, looking […]

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Florida Citrus Mutual and USDA Urge Citrus Growers to Make a Whip Appointment

Florida citrus growers are urged to make a WHIP appointment—for the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program—to discuss eligibility for payments due to damage from Hurricane Irma.   Florida Citrus Mutual […]

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Hurricane Recovery Funding Sees Some Numbers

Florida citrus growers were presented with some numbers concerning hurricane recovery funding recently.   Early July saw a meeting hosted by Florida Citrus Mutual where numbers were discussed concerning hurricane […]

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More Resources Concerning Prevented Planting and Crop Insurance

Explore more resources concerning prevented planting and crop insurance due to rain and flooding.   Earlier in the month, we shared a Q & A from a whitepaper concerning prevented […]

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Berry Growers Can Benefit From a Disease and Pest Diagnostic Tool

Berry growers all over the nation can benefit from a newly created disease and pest diagnostic tool.   Berries are an important crop in the U.S., but they also come […]

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Florida Citrus Grower Shares Strategies to Cope With Citrus Greening

A Florida citrus grower shared his company’s plans for dealing with citrus greening, also called HLB.   The Citrus Mutual annual conference in June saw a Florida citrus grower share […]

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Q & A on Crop Insurance and Prevented Planting

Find answers to your questions concerning crop insurance and prevented planting due to rain, courtesy of two UGA Extension economists.   Much of the Southeast experienced crop-disrupting rain in May […]

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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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