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Five Factors Impacting Florida Citrus

SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUP TIONS • With consumers engaging in pandemic pantry preparation, the demand for OJ surged 13 percent in mid-March 2020. • While demand is there, increasing costs of

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The Auction Price Is the Appraisal Value

An article in The Ledger on June 20 concerning Lakeland real estate was interesting and quite informative. It was about the housing market conditions today.    I have been selling

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What Citrus Should I Plant in the Era of HLB?

HLB, or citrus greening, can infect most citrus trees and even some citrus relatives. Because it is so easily vectored by the Asian citrus psyllid, citrus farmers can expect to

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Incorporating Lebbeck Mealybug Management With Current Programs

Lebbeck mealybugs were first discovered in Florida in citrus trees in Highlands County in 2019, and they have since been found in commercial groves in 11 different counties and in

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Prepare Your Horse for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is here, and it’s important to be prepared to minimize stress and make sure everyone stays safe. Developing a plan in advance will help eliminate split-second decision-making and

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The Rise of the Relatively New Tifton-9

Continuing our look at varieties of grazing stock, this month we examine a relative newcomer – a Bahia cultivar known as Tifton-9. Tifton-9 Pensacola Bahiagrass is a variant of Pensacola

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap

One of the most interesting things we do each year here is host leadership students from our local high school (Auburndale High School — Go Bloodhounds!) and give them a

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July Summertime Gardening Know-How

It’s July, and the Florida summer is upon us, which means it’s time to arm yourself with the knowledge that will keep your lawn and garden looking victorious for the

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Florida Temperature, Humidity Ideal for Watermelon by ERIKA ALDRICH Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Few things say “summer” like fresh, juicy watermelon! Luckily for Florida residents, no one

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CUPS Runneth Over

Brothers Jerry and Keith Mixon Keep Trees Thriving With Citrus Under Protective Screens by PAUL CATALA While growers throughout the state battle citrus greening, there are at least two growers