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Tree Defender Delivers a Big Brix Boost

It was not-so-sweet news for Florida citrus growers in August when the U.S. Senate blocked ...

Auctions Aren’t a Secret, but They Are a Secret Weapon

I knew before I started the Crutchfield Estate Distribution Auction that I wanted to begin ...

Fight Foot Rot in Florida Cattle

Foot rot in cattle is a deceptively treacherous malady. Not only is it easy to ...
Katie Hennessy

The Key to Rabies Is Prevention

Rabies is a viral disease caused by Lyssavirus, which affects all warm-blooded animals including horses ...
Mike Roberts

Getting the Macronutrients and Micronutrients Right

All the research points to the fact that optimal citrus growth, fruit yields, and juice ...

Bamboo Gains Traction as Alternative Crop for Citrus Growers

As citrus greening continues to ravage the Florida citrus industry, many growers are looking for ...

Pathways to the Future of Citrus

Florida citrus growers have experienced more than their fair share of challenges in the past ...

A Sense of Community

Community has never been more important than it is now. I just attended the 56th ...

Gut Health Plays a Major Role in Cattle

Digestive health in cattle is an important factor in the animals’ overall health and development. ...
Katie Hennessy

Fall Preparations for your Horse

Fall is coming, and while the weather won’t be dramatically different from summer, the nights ...
Mike Roberts

Research on Trunk Injection Mounts

Ute Albrecht, a scientist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, ...

CRAFT Foundation Helps Growers Face Greening

Ever since the first case of citrus greening was detected in Florida in 2005, the ...

Do Hybrids Hold the Answer to Greening?

Florida citrus growers have been struggling with dwindling yearly harvests and lower quality due to ...

Blowout Auction Set for Crutchfield Family Groves

  Generations’ worth of goods at Crutchfield Family Groves is being sold at auction! The ...
Katie Hennessy

Help Your Horse Manage Summer Issues

The summer weather has its advantages for horse owners, such as lower hay bills due ...

Researchers Focus on Cattle Genetics

Tracking genetics is nothing new to agriculture. In fact, the science of genetics is traced ...
Ben Adams, Jr.

Starting a New Chapter With Cold-Link Logistics

It’s July, which is usually a slow news month; however, this time there’s a bit ...
Mike Roberts

The Nutrient Application Rates Bill: What You Need to Know

Citrus growers concerned that UF/IFAS’ nutrient recommendation rates pertaining to BMPs (best management practices) may ...

Community Auctions: Education, Income, and American Pride

I recently had the opportunity to be on the road in Missouri and attend a ...
Katie Hennessy

Horse Care During the Rainy Season

Here in Central Florida, we are preparing to enter the wetter part of the year. ...
Ben Adams, Jr.

Protecting Lives and Property This Hurricane Season

Well, Memorial Day came and went, and lo and behold, it’s June, which means Hurricane ...
Mike Roberts

Preparing Your Ag or Livestock Operation for a Hurricane

Hurricane season is officially upon us. If you have not yet done so, it is ...

Protect Your Cattle From the Florida Heat

Summertime in Florida is just around the corner, and residents can count on two facts ...

Gibberellic Acid Application on Hamlin

Hamlin has long been Florida’s leading early season orange variety, but like many orange varieties ...

Bamboo’s Viability as a Commercial Crop in Florida

Florida is well known for the diversity of its agricultural offerings and alternative crop opportunities ...

Musk Brings the Correction

Just when you think the train is off the track for good, America begins to ...
Katie Hennessy

How Can I Tell If My Horse Is in Pain?

Horses are creatures of habit and routine. Their personalities are consistent in a lot of ...
Ben Adams, Jr.

Edging Our Way Back Toward ‘Normal’

Believe it or not, things at Adams Cold Storage aren’t going that bad. It’s probably ...
Mike Roberts

Is Latest Research a Greening Game-Changer?

The Florida citrus industry could use a “game-changer” in the fight against citrus greening, and ...

Prevention Is Key for Common Cattle Ailments

No matter how closely ranchers monitor their herds, their cattle will take ill at some ...
Ben Adams, Jr.

Spring Cleaning Is Just Part of Our Promise

Well, there’s no easy way to say this: It’s time to clean up. In between ...

Florida’s Top Rootstocks and Varieties

Rootstocks and varieties are important considerations in Florida citrus due to the many constraints growers ...

Auctions Can Tap Into Emotion and Reputation

We had a very successful auction last week for the University of Missouri with a ...
Mike Roberts

Nutrient Recommendation Needs Revisited

During the summer of 2021, Florida citrus growers raised concerns about nutrient recommendations for Florida’s ...
Katie Hennessy

Horse Health Tips for Spring and Summer

As the cooler days wind down, horse owners need to plan for the warmer months ...

Food Security Amid Rising Costs

Consumers have likely noticed that prices have been climbing over the past 12 months. Inflation ...

Auctions Harness a Seller’s Market

After 62 years in the auction business, it’s hard to think of something that we ...

Farmers Suffering From Disasters Have Options

When natural disasters impact Florida growers, it’s good to know that we have advocates working ...
Ben Adams, Jr.

Trust, but Verify

There is a saying that’s been on my mind lately: “Trust but verify.”   ...
Katie Hennessy

Deworming Your Horse

Controlling gastrointestinal parasites & deworming    Parasites can be a significant problem in horses and ...
Mike Roberts

Scouting for Postbloom Fruit Drop

Postbloom fruit drop (PFD) has not been a huge issue in Florida citrus groves since ...

Stewards of the Land

As members of the agricultural community, we know better than most the importance of taking ...

Donaldson Sweet Orange

Lesson to the Wise: Attend the Field Days. You never know what might happen.  Growers, ...

Ag Community Takes Care of Its Own

The 75th Polk County Youth Fair has come and gone, but it certainly is not ...
Ben Adams, Jr.

Go Where the Customers Take You

I’ve been thinking about the best piece of business advice I ever received. It was ...
Mike Roberts

Mitigating and Assessing Freeze Damage in Citrus

While Florida is known as The Sunshine State, freezing temperatures are not unheard of. The ...
Katie Hennessy

Urgent Horse Emergencies

Equine diseases and injuries can cause major issues with your horse’s health, so it’s important ...

A Great Deal for You and Youth in Ag

Dark Hammock Legacy Ranch and Chop-N-Block are committed to supporting the future of agriculture in ...

The Estate Experience From Start to Finish

Dealing with estates is a large portion of our business. This includes real estate, furniture, ...
Mike Roberts

The Importance of Dormant Season Sprays

Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) management should be part of any Florida citrus grower’s pest management ...
Ben Adams, Jr.