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Citrus greening and psyllids
Insect & Disease Update
June 21, 2017
First Case of Deadly Citrus Disease Confirmed in Alabama
State agriculture officials taking action to assess and stop the spread of HLB.  Read More
Citrus
June 19, 2017
$9M in Grants Allocated to Address Ag Water Resources Issues
Projects that focus on drought stress, flooding, water quality, and postharvest use are among awardees. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 19, 2017
Bee-ware: New Resources Released for National Pollinator Week
New videos, webinars available during week-long observance. Read More
Jellyfish genes causing citrus phloem to glow
Harvest CROO Robotics mobile strawberry picking platform
Berries
June 13, 2017
Robotic Strawberry Picker Ramping up for Rollout
Florida-based agtech company officially unveils autonomous mobile platform. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 13, 2017
Two Bookkeepers and Family Charged With Stealing $1M from Zirkle Fruit
Payroll-scheme printed checks for phantom employees on payroll, but not working for the operation. Read More
Stone Fruit
June 12, 2017
Monster Sweet Cherry Crop Expected
But the tart cherry crop is forecasted to drop nearly one-quarter from 2016. Read More
Shinsuke Agehara of UF/IFAS holding an artichoke in the middle of a Central Florida farm plot
More Vegetables
June 12, 2017
Artichokes Emerging as Viable Alternative for Florida Farmers
UF/IFAS study shows the crop, which favors cooler and drier conditions, can be grown in the steamy Sunshine State – with a little help. Read More
Citrus
June 9, 2017
Agriculture Water Standards Compliance Dates Extended
FDA says the agency will extend the compliance dates after feedback from stakeholders. Read More
Flooded vegetable field in South Florida
Citrus
June 7, 2017
Super Soaker Deleting Drought Status in the Sunshine State
From famine to feast, Florida’s record-setting dry spell has given way to a wide-open wet season. Read More
Fruits
June 6, 2017
USDA Gives $17.7M in Grants for Plant Breeding, Production Studies
Drought tolerance, disease resistance are among projects funded. Read More
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Citrus
June 28, 2017
Last Chance for New Operations to Sign U…
The Census of Agriculture, which takes place every five years, guides federal, state, and county level decisions on policies affecting growers. Read More
Vegetables
June 28, 2017
Don’t Just Survive. Make Your Farm Stron…
I want to be more like the team at Navajo Agricultural Products Industry. When disaster hit in 2016, they not only moved fast to survive a month on two weeks' water, they assessed the operation and began making changes. Read More
Citrus
June 28, 2017
Felony Charges in Beehive Thefts
The men accused of heading up an operation to steal and re-sell beehives, Pavel Tveretinov and Vitaliy Yeroshenko, 48, have Read More
Apples & Pears
June 28, 2017
Apple Tree Insurance Program Being Devel…
U.S. Apple Association working with AgriLogic Consulting, LLC and USDA Risk Management Agency to offer new risk management option which takes into effect weather damage and fire blight loses. Read More
Fruits
June 28, 2017
Researchers Studying Spotted Wing Drosop…
Building on previous research, MSU doctorate fine-tunes the solutions which pique the fruit files’ interest. Read More
Citrus
June 27, 2017
Label Expanded for Low-Volatility, Water…
Fight against Huanglongbing gets new weapon as Abamex label now includes citrus, grapes, pome, stone fruit, and strawberries. Read More
Fruits
June 27, 2017
Cornell Announces 2017 Lake Ontario Frui…
Tour will highlight training systems, chemical thinning, invasive pests, and more. Read More
Berries
June 27, 2017
Study Zeroes in on Sweet Spot for Florid…
Taste test proves farmers, marketers, and parents should be cognizant of kids’ consumer clout. Read More
Fruits
June 27, 2017
New Program Highlights Bee-Friendly Farm…
A new certification program enables growers to show consumers they are farming in ways that benefit bees. The Bee Better Certified program Read More
Citrus
June 27, 2017
Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conferenc…
Education program focuses on managing the disease with available tools and tactics. Read More
Farm Management
June 27, 2017
Lipman’s Kent Shoemaker: Sustainab…
Nearly seven years ago, not long after being hired by the Lipman family, my wife and I attended an event Read More
Grapes
June 26, 2017
Washington Grape Grower Battles New Thre…
Apples, cherries, and pears are also threatened by Tobacco Ringspot Virus, a pathogen never before seen in Washington state. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 26, 2017
Cosmic Changes Coming in Apple Productio…
‘Cosmic Crisp’ is an apt moniker for Washington’s new apple, because the changes coming to the industry are immense Read More
Crop Protection
June 25, 2017
Study Suggests Closer-Proximity Lures He…
Research shows single-trap locations are not as effective as those kept close together. Read More
GenNext Growers
June 24, 2017
Find the Food Safety Apps That Are Right…
There are a lot of choices available for growers. We’ve sifted through them to help figure out which ones will best suit you. Read More
Apples & Pears
June 23, 2017
Take Advantage of Technology to Help Man…
Expert farm advisers provide several options for apple orchard management decisions. Read More
Citrus
June 22, 2017
Technology Boom Boosting Farm Life to a …
Whether it is human genetics or genetics applied to plants, knowledge is growing at a dizzying pace. Read More
Crop Protection
June 21, 2017
Certis Bolsters Biopesticide Business Po…
Addition of LAM International to allow for expansion of product development. Read More