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Minor Scores Major Win

Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA Nathaniel Forkin could’ve made the recipe easier by simply going to the supermarket and buying a box of pre-made

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Blueberry Rebound

2021 Harvest Up 4.9 Million Pounds From Last Year by PAUL CATALA Blueberry grower Kyle Hill credits man and machine for helping to overcome the blueberry blues. In 2020, the

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The Greening Challenge

Executive Director of CRDF Tweaks Approach to Research by HEATHER MACHOVINA Rick Dantzler, executive director of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, recently spoke to a group of citrus growers

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Cantaloupe Thrive in Florida’s Warm Climate  by ERIKA ALDRICH Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida It’s that time of year when sweet cantaloupe is fresh from the Florida field,

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New Citrus Is on the Front Burner for a Team of Scientists

Australian finger limes have a natural resistance to citrus greening, or HLB. Previous work by scientists at the University of California Riverside (UCR) led to the discovery of a peptide

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When Will the Bubble Burst?

As an auctioneer, I’m frequently asked, “What’s going on in the economy? When are we going to see a turndown? When is the bubble going to burst?” We are looking

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Antimicrobial Peptide Can Combat Citrus Greening

Florida citrus growers have been waiting a long time for a method to combat citrus greening, and they just may have it in the antimicrobial peptide discovered by UC Riverside

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What Vaccines Does My Horse Need?

After the year we have had, you’re probably sick of hearing about vaccines, but our equine friends need protection from some of the nasty viruses they may encounter. Vaccines are

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Rhodesgrass a Resilient Option for Grazing

The days of Florida ranchers grazing their cattle on solely bahia are drawing to a close. Through agriculture research such as that done by UF/IFAS, multiple cultivars have been making

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When ‘Normal’ Evokes Awe

It’s summer. Those two words are packed with the promise that there are new days ahead while recognizing a continuation of the things we have always done. Especially this year.