Month: August 2013

The Birth of an Industry, Part II

A Look at Irrigation Methods and Cold Protection from Past to Present The northeastern citrus productions never fully recovered from the Great Freeze, and during their rehabilitation another damaging freeze occurred in 1899. The crippling devastation forced growers and orchardists to relocate to Central Florida and southward, seeking out warmer climates in what is known …

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Class never runs scared. With class, you can meet life head on and handle whatever comes along. Jacob had it. Esau didn’t. Symbolically, we can look at Jacob’s wrestling match with the angel. Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal “angel” and won a victory that marks them thereafter.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and …

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Florida Roots

LEGOLAND Honors Florida’s Deep Connection to Agriculture What do Legos have to do with agriculture? Quite a bit, actually, if you visit the Fresh From Florida Greenhouse at LEGOLAND in Winter Haven. Located in FUN TOWN, the interactive display educates visitors on the six stages of food production. Sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture …

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Katie Hennessy

What is Grass Tetany in Cattle

Grass tetany is also known as hypomagnesaemia (or grass staggers), and is a magnesium (Mg) deficiency in cattle, primarily lactating cows. This deficiency can occur when there is a change in feeding from winter silage feed to rapidly growing spring grasses. The occurrence of grass tetany is greatly reduced after the forage matures. Only a …

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William "Bill" Doty

Victory over weeds, pests and more

July has arrived and the battle to keep your lawn and garden looking victorious has commenced. Here are some tips you can arm yourself with. Now is the time for summer fertilization of your lawn. Repairing, renovating, or planting are also good ideas. Before planting, don’t forget to work organic materials, such as peat, manure, …

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