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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 Leah Harding on January 8th, 2014 | Last updated: January 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm
Strawberries are being frozen to prevent damage from below-freezing temperatures.
By Chip Skambis on November 20th, 2012 | Last updated: November 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm
Expensive tunnels can improve blueberry yields by sheltering the crops from freezes, as well as insects and diseases.
By Cameron Taylor on October 10th, 2012 | Last updated: June 13, 2013 at 11:35 am
Florida oyster farmers have had a lack of crop this fishing season and oysters are affecting many jobs and businesses in the industry. Gov. Rick Scott has caught onto the problem and has asked for help from federal authorities. Meanwhile, business owners such as those in Cedar Key are suffering losses.
By Donna Green-Townsend on May 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:35 am
On Tuesday hundreds gathered for a dedication ceremony for the University of Florida’s Frank Stronach Plant Science Center near Citra. The facility is home to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s research operations for everything from fruit and vegetables [...]
By Dina Lewis on May 31st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:09 am
The Lakewatch program associated with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences seeks volunteers who want to save our waters. The program keeps track of more than 600 lakes in more than 40 counties. IFAS Livestock and [...]