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Riding Out the Storm: Horse Safety in Hurricanes

Hurricanes pose significant challenges for horse owners, requiring careful planning and proactive measures to ensure...
Mike Roberts

Getting Herbicide Applications Right on Time

Timing for herbicide applications starts to get tricky once Florida’s rainy season gets underway. Florida’s...

Create a Hurricane Plan for Your Cattle

Any true Florida farmer knows the dangers of hurricane season. Did you know that livestock...

No Trees, No Industry

It seems there has been a faint song of optimism about the Florida citrus industry...

Survivor Trees May Hold Hope for Getting Past Greening

In our ongoing struggle with citrus greening, growers are on the lookout for two potential...

Are Your Horses Ready for a Sizzling Summer?

As summer quickly approaches, ensuring your horses are well-prepared to handle the heat and humidity...
Mike Roberts

What’s the Key to Nutrient Availability? Soil pH

Soil pH plays a huge role in nutrient availability, and it’s especially important when it...

Is Your Meat Making the Grade?

When you’re shopping for meat, you might notice labels like “Prime,” “Choice,” or “Select” on...

Helping to Rewrite the Book

To paraphrase a quote from citrus grower James Shinn, the current HLB-ravaged environment is forcing...

Legislators Show Support of Citrus Industry Through Funding

In the past 20 years, the Florida citrus industry has been devastated by greening disease...

Understanding and Managing Equine Allergies

Allergies present a significant challenge for horse owners, impacting the health and well-being of their...
Mike Roberts

Stewards of the Land & Water

You see a lot of praise for the hard work Florida farmers and ranchers do...

Know When to Hold ’Em

No one in the field of agriculture has ever claimed that farming is easy, yet...

Innovation & Perspiration

Thomas Edison may have put it best when he said that “Genius is 1 percent...

Promising Budwood: Propagating the Donaldson Sweet Orange

Propagating citrus budwood involves taking a cutting, or scion, from a healthy citrus tree and...

Do You Know the Signs of Equine Gastric Ulcers?

Equine gastric ulcers are a significant concern for horse owners, as they can cause discomfort...
Mike Roberts

‘Fertilizer’ Antioxidant Supplement Touted as Treatment for Citrus Greening

Brazilian agro-science has released information on what is being called a “groundbreaking study” into the...

Dollars and Sense

We’re living in unique times with challenges piling up on all fronts. The nation is...

Act Now but Keep an Eye on the Future

A February 2024 report from the USDA Agricultural Research Service indicates that scientists may be...

The Sweet Bounty of Florida: A Peek Into the Florida Peach Industry

Just as Florida is synonymous with oranges, our neighbors to the north in Georgia are...

Cultivating Resilience: Precision Breeding for Florida Citrus

In the idyllic groves of orange trees, a silent battle rages on—one that threatens the...

Expanding Our Reach

We spend a lot of time in this monthly column focused on Tree Defender’s impact...

Building an Agribusiness

Nobody is born an entrepreneur. Not Steve Jobs, not Henry Ford, not even John Deere...
Mike Roberts

Don’t Overlook the Basics

With so much focus on the new treatments for greening, it can be easy to...

Understanding Equine Navicular Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Management

Equine navicular disease, also known as navicular syndrome, is a common and often challenging problem...

Essential Elements of Proper Hoof Care

Hoof health should be a top priority if you’re a horse owner, but did you...
Mike Roberts

Research Sheds Light on Water Needs of HLB-Infected Trees

Citrus greening, also called Huanglongbing (HLB), is known to affect the fibrous root growth of...

New to Buying Beef? Top Tips From a Rancher 

The option to shop online for pretty much anything and everything has changed the way...

What Remains Unchanged

How many of us in the citrus industry breathed a slight sigh of relief when...

2024 Likely to be Biggest Cycle Yet for CRAFT

For nearly five years now, the CRAFT (Citrus Research and Field Trial) Foundation has worked...

It’s Showtime … Time to Show Your Support for Youth in Ag

In life, it is through trial and error, success and strife, that we find our...
Mike Roberts

Florida Farm TEAM Card Aims to Ease the Process

January 1 marked the beginning of when Florida farmers can start applying for the Florida...

New Year, New Hope

January is the time of the year when football abounds, New Year’s resolutions ignite before...

Keep Your Horse Safe While Trailering

One crucial aspect of equine care that often goes unnoticed is trailer safety. Transporting horses...

Reportable Equine Diseases in Florida

Horses get sick and most of the time they can be treated with traditional medication...
Mike Roberts

Let’s Talk About Best Management Practices for Florida Growers

If you’re a Florida grower looking to increase your efficiency, reduce your costs, protect the...

Fortifying the Foundation

Exactly one year ago this month, I was on the verge of watching my dream...

A Million Reasons … and Growing

As November gives way to December and the sprint toward the new year quickens, it...
Mike Roberts

Time for Citrus Growers to Switch Gears for Fall

As citrus growers enter the season buoyed by the positive USDA forecast and success with...