Category Archives: Column

12 Dec
Drone Use in Agriculture

By Patrick Spinosa The use of technology in agriculture is becoming a more common method to efficiently keep ag operations running smoothly. The rise of agriculture technology can be seen in the increasing popularity of drone use on the farm. The advanced sensors and digital imaging capabilities of drones make them ideal for gathering information

12 Dec
Why Asset Titling Is Important

By Eric Greenhow Asset titling is of the utmost importance for you and your family – but you might be asking why. Do you have your children listed on any of your accounts as a joint owner?   Do your parents or other individuals have you listed on some of their accounts as a joint

12 Dec
Florida Strawberries and Fertigation— ‘It’s the Hard that Makes it Great’

by JOHN BAXTER It’s no secret that Florida strawberries are delicious.  You would be hard-pressed to meet someone who doesn’t agree.  It’s also no secret, at least among Florida growers and members of the industry, that Florida strawberries are one of the costliest crops to produce.  Whenever I think about the cost (and potential return)

12 Dec
Common problems seen in Central Florida Camelids

By Dr Katie Hennessy Camelids (llamas and alpacas) are becoming increasingly popular pets in central Florida. These animals are native to the high altitudes and relatively dry climates in South America where the days are hot and the nights are sub-zero. Central Florida, however, has a much more humid climate and it rarely freezes, which

26 Nov
Health Care for You and Your Family— Getting Covered

by CINDY DeBORD, Director of Patient Finance Here at Central Florida Health Care, Inc., we understand that there are many health care coverage options out there and that many families may not be able to afford private health insurance. For this reason, we have Patient Navigators on staff here to help you and your family

26 Nov
Lasers Could be New Treatment for Citrus Greening

by MIKE ROBERTS            Citrus greening bacteria gets into the very fiber of citrus trees, and getting treatments and cures into those internal cells has proven a struggle up to now. UF/IFAS horticultural sciences professor, Ed Etxeberria, recently shared how lasers have proven effective during recent testing in helping spray treatments like bactericides to penetrate

26 Nov
Thank A Farmer

By Baxter Troutman With the holiday season upon us, I have a request from the heart — a couple of them, actually. First, when you’re sitting around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends and before you enjoy the fine feast, please do take time to count your blessings. Like the stars that shine more

26 Nov
Strong Economy Boosting Cold Storage Market

By Ben Adams, Jr. By and large, Americans are enjoying a robust U.S. economy, and its impact seems to have been highly positive for a wide swath of industries. From where I sit, it’s clear that the economy has been good for the cold chain industry and the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) that operate within

26 Nov
Long Term Care Insurance: Assessing Cost and Needs

By Eric Greenhow Have you had an elderly family member who has entered a nursing home or assisted living facility?  Or possibly a parent or grandparent who requires long term care, provided by a nurse, physical therapist or caregiver in-home? If you haven’t yet, you may be unaware of just how costly these services can

26 Nov
The Role of Phosphite for Your Citrus and Other Crops

by JOHN BAXTER   Phosphorous (P).  It might be a single word, but it has a complex meaning for Florida growers.  Part of that meaning includes how it enhances nutrient uptake and translocation. However, it does much more than that.  When a tree or plant has the right nutrient balance, it is able to correct