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Avoiding the Salt-Out of Liquid Fertilizers

While Florida is not known for cold weather, it does get cold enough on occasion that growers need to watch for the salt-out of liquid fertilizers. While liquid fertilizers have

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Equine Piroplasmosis: What You Need to Know

Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) is a foreign animal disease caused by the protozoan parasites, Theileria equi and Babesia caballi. This blood-borne disease of horses, mules and donkeys is spread by ticks

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My Most Influential Professor: Army Drill Sergeant John Henry

I graduated from college a full year early, spent the summer working the night shift at ButterKrust Bakery in Lakeland and went to the University of Florida College of Law

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Important Questions to Ask a Rancher

  Over the past few months, we’ve looked at the many benefits of purchasing locally sourced beef directly from the ranch or local processor when possible. Perhaps you’ve been convinced,

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Making the Best of Each Day

Anyone else feel like we’ve been stuck in a real-life “Groundhog Day” movie for about 11 months now?   That 1993 comedy has been on my mind as January rolled

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Fundamentals of the Auction Industry

Although America was founded on and operates on the free market system, it is amazing to me that so many people have no concept or understanding of the auction industry.

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Garden Tips: Things To Do Before Spring Has Sprung

It’s February, which means it’s planting time in your garden.  Get busy by putting your tender annuals in the ground now, as well as fertilize your fruit and shade trees.

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Gene Mapping May Be the Key to HLB-Resistant Citrus

Beating citrus greening disease is on the front burner for all of those involved with citrus, and advancements in genome mapping will open up a whole range of opportunities for

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Plant Signaling Molecules and Citrus Greening

One telltale sign of citrus greening infection in citrus trees is leaf chlorosis, which is characterized by yellow blotches showing up on green citrus leaves. While chlorosis can have other causes, researchers

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Protect Your Horse From Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

Eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) is caused by a virus that creates inflammation of the brain and spinal cord and is transmitted mostly via mosquitoes. Luckily EEE is a rare disease,