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Signs of the Season

Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Celebrating Fall With Florida Pumpkins and Squash by ERIKA ALDRICH Fall is upon us, and that means it’s pumpkin and squash season. These

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2020-2021 Citrus Forecast

  Despite Expected Drop in Production, Growers Encouraged That Mexico, Brazil Face Same Challenges by TERESA SCHIFFER This year’s citrus harvest wasn’t exactly one for the record books, but overall,

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Florida Agriculture Literacy Program Modifies Events for Safety

By TERESA SCHIFFER We all rely on agriculture every single day of our lives for our most basic needs, but in modern times we’ve grown a little more distanced from

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Citrus Challenge

Researchers Try to Crack Greening With Comparative Genomics by HEATHER MACHOVINA Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus (CLas) is the bacterium responsible for causing the devastating Huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening) disease. Infected

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Making Lemonade From Lemons

As Greening Battle Continues, Florida Citrus Growers Turn to Hardy Lemons as Alternative by PAUL CATALA When it comes to Florida citrus, naval, valencia and hamlin oranges come to mind

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Florida Roots

Plant City Saw Mill Has Been Supporting Local Families for 50 Years by PAUL CATALA When R.J. Stone opened a sawmill in Plant City about 50 years ago, he spent

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Signs of the Season

Legumes, Especially Snap Beans, Big Business in Florida    by TERESA SCHIFFER    Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida   When you think of Florida agriculture, legumes probably aren’t

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Open-Air ATVentures

Bone Valley ATV Park Uses Old Phosphate Mining Land to Make Way for Families, Fun by TIM CRAIG photo by JEREMY MAREADY/POLK COUNTY GOVERNMENT On 200 acres in Mulberry, there

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Into the Deep

Florida Spearfishing Adds Element of Adventure to Favorite Pastime by MATT COBBLE In Florida, nearly surrounded by open water, finding a recreational activity to do in the water is not

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A Deeper Look

Scientist Studying How Water Sources Influence Conservation Behaviors by HEATHER MACHOVINA Did you know as much as 50% of household water use goes toward landscape irrigation nationwide? That totals nearly