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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.

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Help Knock Out the ‘To Do’ List This Month

by WILLIAM “BILL” DOTY June is an excellent month to plant new lawns and repair existing ones.  Palmetto plugs are an excellent choice to fill those empty spots during the

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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