August 2020

Hope for a Cure

University of California Scientists Find Treatment They Say Will Effectively Kill Citrus Greening by HEATHER MACOHVINA   Citrus Greening, or Huanglongbing (HLB), was first observed in South Florida infecting backyard citrus in 2005. By the beginning of 2009, the disease had spread to every major citrus producing county in Florida. The Asian citrus psyllid is …

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Signs of the Season

Avocados’ Popularity Helps Drive Florida Production Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida by ERIKA ALDRICH Summer is the start of the Florida avocado season in The Sunshine State, so it’s the perfect time to take advantage of this highly nutritional produce! Find them in produce stands, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores from June through …

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Mike Roberts

Rootstock Improvement in the HLB Era

Citrus greening, or HLB, has put the Florida citrus industry in serious jeopardy, and much of the research coming out of institutions like The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is focused on finding some way to beat the disease. For plant cell genetics professor Dr. Jude Grosser, that focus has …

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Katie Hennessy

Caring for Older Horses

Having a horse to love, ride and care for is a true gift. They can teach you so much about patience and trust. As your relationship develops over the years, you will notice that things may not be as easy to maintain in their older years as they were when they were younger. Some of …

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