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Psyllid Control Improves Crop Yield

Dr. Lukasz Stelinski has found that the presence of psyllids in a citrus grove will decrease fruit yields, even in trees that are not infected with HLB. Renowned entomologist Dr.

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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

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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

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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

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Why Buy Beef Directly From the Source?

For all the talk of “stimulating the economy” in recent weeks, the average consumer may wonder what advantages there are to buying commodities like beef from a local producer rather

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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,

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A Nostalgic View of Ben Hill Griffin

While in law school in the ’60s at the University of Florida, I rode with my dad, Snow Martin, to Tallahassee. The legislature was in session. My dad, a former

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Finding Comfort in the Familiar Cycles of Florida Life

Have you noticed that the daily blinding downpour is back? The kind of rain that comes out of nowhere, then 10 minutes later, it’s gone.  It’s the time of year

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Bamboo a Major Component of the Agriculture Scene

It may surprise you to learn that bamboo is poised to become a major component in America’s – and Florida’s – agricultural scene.   What makes bamboo an ideal commercial

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Keeping your Lawn and Garden looking its best!

The “dog days” of summer are upon us! Now that we are into the heart of the season, you might be wondering what tasks you should tend to with your