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Conditions usually ideal now for lawn planting, patching

by WILLIAM “BILL” DOTY There are two kinds of sunshine — the radiant kind and the liquid kind — and we get plenty of both this time of the year

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Sulfur Can Improve Root Vigor and Hardiness

By John Baxter Even though sulfur is sometimes called a secondary nutrient, that doesn’t mean it plays a secondary role in citrus plant growth and development. Sulfur is an essential

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Managing your horse in hot weather

 By Dr. Katie Hennessy Summer is almost here and along with the fun comes the heat! As the weather heats up, we need to employ a few management techniques and

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Reasons Why a Farmer Needs a Lawyer

Lawyers don’t fix tractors, plant seed, or pull calves, but they are an important component of any ag operation. On the outside, agriculture seems pretty cut-and-dry: you grow a crop

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Citrus and Gene Editing

By Phillip Rucks, Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery Creating a citrus-greening resistant plant has been at the forefront of agricultural research since the disease was first diagnosed in 2005. Greening has

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Important Reminders for Protecting Kids from Extreme Heat

by MARIA ANCHUNDIA, MD With the recent (and very early season) heat wave here in Central Florida, we wanted to share some important reminders for protecting your kids from the

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Rootstock and Citrus

By Phillip Rucks, Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery Whether you are a professional, are thinking about it, or just want fresh citrus on the weekends, when it comes to planting a

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Important Reminders and Tips for How Your Pharmacist Can Help

by MICK PICKOS, RPh Among our 13 convenient locations in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties, we have eight that include an in-house clinical pharmacy. Those locations include Avon Park in

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Citrus Grove Borders May Help Reduce Psyllid Control Costs

by MIKE ROBERTS Florida citrus growers routinely spray their citrus groves, targeting the Asian citrus psyllid, a tiny insect that is the vector for citrus greening, also called HLB. It’s