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Red Kaolin Clay Reduces Psyllid Attacks

Kaolin clay, especially when dyed red, is great for enhancing tree growth and discouraging infestation by psyllids. With each passing year, researchers are making more advances in the fight against

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Phytophthora and Citrus Roots

According to the 2020-2021 Florida Citrus Production Guide, “Historically, the most damaging root pathogens in citrus have been Phytophthora.” This pathogen causes root, crown, and foot rot, and ultimately leads to

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Grass-Fed Beef Packs a Nutritional Punch

For those who have been paying attention to this space in recent months, we have been discussing the differences between different types of beef. Mass market versus locally sourced. What

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Horses and Biosecurity

As a horse owner, the health and safety of your animals is of the utmost importance to you. Your veterinarian, farrier and feed supplier are key components in keeping your

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Voting Is a Privilege and a Duty

Thomas Jefferson was fanatical about the decentralization of the Federal government, writing other than a military and printing money the states should be left in charge of their destiny.  Should

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Proud of a Past That Serves the Future

Do you remember the last century? We called it the 1900s. Sounds a little weird when it’s put that way, doesn’t it?    Referring to 21 years ago as “the

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Fall Back into Good Gardening Habits for Autumn

With all the rain we’ve gotten in the past few months, the nutrients in the soil need to be restored, and now is the perfect time to do it.  The

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Citrus Outlook is Stable

While this year didn’t break any records, it was a decent harvest for Florida citrus growers. At the recent Citrus Research and Development Foundation’s Virtual Educational Session, economist Dr. Marisa

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From the Editor’s Desk: Help for Farmers Is On the Way

If there’s one thing we’ve learned so far this year, it’s the fact that good news can get buried under the COVID-19 chaos. In this case, the news was not

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Precision farming techniques for citrus production

Precision farming has been a big topic in agriculture as it maximizes yields and reduces input costs for growers. A UF/IFAS research group is currently conducting a variety of different