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Now Is the Time to Stay Ahead of Brown Rot

Florida’s rainy summer season is prime time for root rot, but it’s also the time that brown rot rears its ugly head. A UF/IFAS Tip of the Week shared that

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Hemarthria Grass a Hardy Option for Florida Cattle

  As we have seen throughout this look at foraging stocks, certain types of grass are better suited for certain types of pasture land. And with Florida supporting a wide

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Managing Your Horse in Hot Weather

The Florida summer heat makes things more challenging when caring for and exercising your horse. The same things that you worry about for yourself in the heat are the same

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Urging Understanding for Ailing Supply Chain

Are you sick of discussing the pandemic yet? If you’re like me, there’s an immediate answer and a secondary answer. The immediate answer is “Yes!” (And, yes, that exclamation point

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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