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The Top Reasons Why We Believe in Florida Citrus

The first orange trees were planted in Florida in the mid-1500s around St. Augustine. The particular sandy soils and subtropical climates proved to be the perfect climate for citrus and

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Merchant Services: Understand What You Need

Our focus at Florida Merchant Services is to help small to mid-sized businesses stay in business longer and thrive in the marketplace with assistance from our merchant advisers. Minorities and

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Do Citrus Trees Have It Made in the Shade?

Did you know that too much sunshine stresses citrus trees and exacerbates the symptoms of citrus greening? While Florida boasts of being the Sunshine State, too much sunshine can have

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Zoonotic Diseases: Horses and Humans

A zoonotic disease is a disease that can be spread from animals to people. It is rare for horses to transmit diseases to humans, but it does happen. Most cases

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The Grass Behind Florida’s Grass-Fed Beef Success

It should come as no surprise that a region known as “the Sunshine State” is known for raising quality grass-fed beef. However, Florida has another advantage beyond its climate: the

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Florida Blueberries Prized for Health Benefits, Freshness

sponsored by FARM CREDIT OF CENTRAL FLORIDA by ERIKA ALDRICH It’s that time of year where you’ll see them in grocery stores, side-of-the-road produce stalls, and farmer’s markets: one of

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Cultivating Female Talent

Natalia Peres worked more than a decade as the only female faculty researcher at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm.   It didn’t bother her. It bothers

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Spring Cleaning Is a Little Different Around Here

It’s May and if you haven’t noticed: It’s hot. The wonderful spring weather these past few weeks has morphed into mild mornings and sweaty afternoons. Heat isn’t our enemy, per

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Auction Is the Best Way to Handle Estates

About three times a week, we get a call from a trustee concerning an estate of some kind. I’m going to use this column to discuss some of the issues

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Get Your Garden Ready With Summer Vegetables

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