Category Archives: Column

10 May
Rootstock and Citrus

By Phillip Rucks, Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery Whether you are a professional, are thinking about it, or just want fresh citrus on the weekends, when it comes to planting a citrus tree, it is important to consider the appropriate rootstock in order to maximize your investment. Luckily, the new Custom Query Option for the Citrus

10 May
Important Reminders and Tips for How Your Pharmacist Can Help

by MICK PICKOS, RPh Among our 13 convenient locations in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties, we have eight that include an in-house clinical pharmacy. Those locations include Avon Park in Highlands; as well as Dundee, Haines City, Lakeland, Lakeland Pediatrics, Lake Wales, Mulberry and Winter Haven in Polk County. We will also be adding a

10 May
Citrus Grove Borders May Help Reduce Psyllid Control Costs

by MIKE ROBERTS Florida citrus growers routinely spray their citrus groves, targeting the Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny insect that is the vector for citrus greening, also called HLB. It’s a management strategy that is necessary, and, unfortunately, also has a high price tag. However, according to a University of Florida Institute of Food and

10 May
American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers & Ranchers

By Baxter Troutman The folks at the U.S. departments of Labor and Agriculture keep track of a lot of information, and some of it deals with the nation’s farmers. Current information isn’t what leaders in government and agriculture want to see or hear: The average age of farmers and ranchers is 58, and the number

10 May
Problem-Solving Adjuvant Cohere®

By John Baxter Sticker/spreaders are a type of adjuvant that you can mix in a sprayer tank with insecticides, fungicides, or foliar fertilizers to make the product stick to the plant you are spraying and also disperse evenly over your plants. Many sticker/spreaders help reduce drifting, where most of your product blows away with the

10 May
ACS By the Numbers

By Ben Adams, Jr. In business, we deal with numbers — financial tallies, customer data, inventory counts, product variety and identification, order accuracy etc. — and, more often than not, positive numbers translate into successful business. A business also is known by its numbers — numbers that identify it and make it unique. Below are

10 May
Municipal Bonds: Are they right for you?

By Eric Greenhow If you’ve been investing money for any length of time, you might be familiar with municipal bonds. You may also be aware that if you invest in a municipal bond, the interest you receive is – generally – federal income tax free. It would seem appealing to most investors to receive interest

10 May
Gearing up the Garden with Summer Vegetables

By BILL DOTY Backyard vegetable gardening in Central Florida is more than just exercise; it’s an exercise in transition, with each month providing better conditions for growing some plants rather than others. Now that we’re in the heart of May, we can recommend okra, cowpeas, collard greens, mustard, cherry tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and eggplant as

10 May
From the Horse’s Mouth!

By Dr. Katie Hennessy Like ourselves, horse’s need regular dental care for their 36- 40 teeth. Horses have 12 incisors, but past the large gap (where the bit is placed) are premolars and molars. Horses chew in a circular pattern to maintain an occlusive surface and their teeth are hypsodont which means they erupt from

10 May
Have a Business? Know the Value of a Commercial Litigation Lawyer

By Clark, Campbell, Lancaster & Munson, P.A. It is a litigious world we live in, and if you own a business—including an agricultural operation—then it is in your best interest to have a seasoned commercial litigation lawyer looking out for you and your company’s best interests. Both state and federal law govern the operation of