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UF/IFAS Horticulturists Shares Tips for Hurricane Citrus Tree Recovery

See one UF/IFAS horticulturist’s tips on helping citrus tree recovery after storms like Hurricane Irma. January’s Florida Citrus Show in Fort Pierce saw University of Florida Institute of Food and […]

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Asian Citrus Psyllid Love Pheromone Identified and Synthesized

A research group has successfully synthesized the mating pheromones of the Asian citrus psyllid, the vector of citrus greening.   A research team recently published their success at synthesizing the […]

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Citrus Genome Sequencing Could Help Target Citrus Greening

An international team of scientists has sequenced the citrus genome, which could help with a treatment for citrus greening.   Researchers and scientists the world over have been searching for […]

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Ag Tax-Cut Package for Florida Agriculture in the Works

The Florida House Ways & Means Committee is proposing an ag tax-cut package for Florida agriculture.   Hurricane Irma did a lot of damage to Florida agriculture last September. Few […]

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Leading Trends in Growing Vegetables

See the top trends for growing vegetables.   Your mom likely always told you to eat your vegetables because they are good for you, and she was right. Vegetables are […]

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Takeaways From the 2018 Florida Citrus Show

See what information the 2018 Florida Citrus show had to offer Florida citrus growers.   The 2018 Florida Citrus Show was January 24th and 25th in Ft. Pierce. It featured educational […]

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Psyllid-Fighting Photonic Fence in the Works for Citrus Industry

Explore the psyllid-fighting photonic fence that is under development to help fight citrus greening.   Citrus greening, also known as HLB, is devastating Florida’s citrus industry. A cool piece of […]

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Hurricane Irma Puts Experimental Crop Bed Design to the Test

An experimental crop bed design underwent real world testing with Hurricane Irma in Florida.   New inventions generally undergo a slew of testing in a lab setting, but sometimes real […]

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Prospects for Citrus Trees With Greening Tolerance

UF/IFAS and Tropicana are working on creating citrus trees with greening tolerance.   There are many avenues that are being tested for fighting citrus greening, also called HLB. One area […]

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A Look at the Possibilities of HLB-Resistant Trees

Read about a UF-led update on the possibilities of HLB-resistant trees.   Researchers are looking at all avenues to beat citrus greening, also known as HLB. One such avenue was […]

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Benefits of Attending the Application of Advanced Genetic Technology in Beef Cattle Lectureship

See all the advantages of attending this two-day lectureship aimed at using genetic technology to improve your beef cattle herd.   When it comes to the health and marketability of […]

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Ag Commissioner Opens Second Camp to Serve Veterans with Operation Outdoor Freedom

An additional camp is added to the offerings of  Operation Outdoor Freedom.   Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam announced the opening of another Operation Outdoor Freedom camp, which allows injured veterans […]

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Effective Strategies for Psyllid Control

See proven methods for Asian citrus psyllid control.   Florida citrus growers are in a war against the Asian citrus psyllid, the insect that spreads the citrus greening bacteria. Since […]

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Tips for Helping Cattle During Cold Weather

Find four tips to remember for feeding cattle during cold weather.   Cold weather has moved through the Southeast for the past few days bringing snow, ice, and freezing temperatures. Even […]

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Five Resolutions for Better Soil Health on the Farm

Find recommendations for having better soil health in 2018, from the people at the Soil Health Partnership.   The New Year is a time to make resolutions to improve, and […]

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Details of the Citrus Tax Incentive Made Law

See the details of the recently passed Citrus Tax Incentive.   The Citrus Tax Incentive was recently passed as part of the tax bill. Mike Sparks, Executive Vice President and […]

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Program Aims to Clean Soil of Herbicide Residue Using Charcoal

See how a University of Florida program is using charcoal to clean soil of herbicide residue.   Many ag soils can have leftover herbicide residue from prior crops. Any herbicide […]

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Tips for Controlling Common Citrus Foliar Fungal Diseases

Explore options for controlling common citrus foliar fungal diseases.   University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) plant pathologist Ozgur Batuman gave a presentation at a fall […]

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Florida Citrus Grower and Griffin Fertilizer Recognized With 4R Nutrient Stewardship Award

Florida citrus grower Glenn Beck and Griffin Fertilizer’s Rob Watson are recognized for their efforts in nutrient stewardship.   The 4R Nutrient Stewardship Award recipients have been announced, and among […]

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Hurricane Disaster Relief Legislation Update

See the latest in Hurricane Disaster Relief Legislation.   Hurricane Irma did a number on the Florida ag industry, especially the beleaguered citrus industry. Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam and others […]

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