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Saving Florida Orange Juice: The Search For A Cure For Citrus Greening – The Greening Series, Part 3
By Heather van Blokland on August 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: August 22, 2014 at 11:32 am
Nutrient supplements, root stock additives, genetic modification, heat therapies and a bacterial killer are just a few of the proposed solutions to what has been called the worst disease in history to hit Florida orange groves. Citrus greening, a bacterial [...]
By Heather van Blokland on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 21, 2014 at 9:06 pm
Steve Futch, UF IFAS Extension agent, and family farmer, Mac Turner, right, tour the new orange tree plantings on Turner’s family farm in Arcadia, Fla. in April 2014. (Heather van Blokland/WUFT) Citrus farmer Mac Turner is fighting to keep his [...]
By Alexandrea DaCosta on April 17th, 2014 | Last updated: April 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm
North Central farmers are straying away from pesticide-filled, genetically engineered foods with an emphasis on organic practices. The number of organic farms has more than doubled in the past two years.
By Alexandrea DaCosta on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm
A new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) by the FDA may pose a challenge to farmers who are using an alternative fertilizer.
By Claudia Marina on March 13th, 2014 | Last updated: March 13, 2014 at 10:43 pm
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched the Florida Apiary/Citrus Industry Link to help track beehive locations.
By Heather van Blokland on February 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: February 22, 2014 at 8:34 pm
Former Asst. Deputy for Global Trade at the USDA weighs in on the impact of U.S. farm policy on local farming.
By Justin Galicz on November 10th, 2013 | Last updated: November 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in conjunction with the University of Georgia, released the first three smart device applications of a larger project, to help farmers like those who run Citra’s Orange shop produce crops more efficiently.
By Heather van Blokland and Renee Beninate on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 20, 2013 at 9:19 pm
Gustafson’s Dairy in Green Cove Springs closed last Friday, mirroring state and nation dairy farm closure trends. Price increases in cow feed and milk production costs, as well as a change in the dairy consumer base, may be to blame.
By Beatrice Dupuy on September 24th, 2013 | Last updated: September 25, 2013 at 8:50 am
The “My Florida Farm Weather” app was made available to Android devices in MONTH. The app for the iPhone will be available within months.
By Kéran Billaud on September 13th, 2013 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 10:01 am
UF is one of the latest places to be hit by citrus greening in Florida. The disease has already cost Florida’s economy more than $3.6 billion and 6,600 jobs, according to a 2012 study by researchers from the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.