Frank Giles

Soured Season Hard to Swallow for Florida Citrus Stakeholders

After Hurricane Irma took a toll on production, growers hope for better days ahead.

Ways Produce Growers Can up Their Organic Game

Organics are hot. Consumer demand and continued market growth are creating more opportunities for farmers.

Still a Long Row to Hoe in Citrus Greening Fight

Despite still no cure for the devastating disease, the ongoing concerted effort to keep trees as productive as possible is beyond impressive.

Chemical Rotation Critical to Citrus Psyllid Control

Keep pesticide resistance at bay by mixing up your crop protection recipe.

Hail to the 2018 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award Winner

Congressman Tom Rooney caps off his service to Florida and earns honor by leading the charge to secure much-needed disaster relief funds for growers.

Florida Land Values Strong Thanks to Rising Economy

Annual report shows real estate market firing on all cylinders in the Sunshine State.

Revved-Up Trucking Regulations Could Be Costly for Farmers

There’s still time to let lawmakers know why it is important not to add drastic cost increases on agricultural transportation with burdensome over-regulation.

Probing New Ways to Keep Bugs out of Vegetable Beds

Effectively managing pests in plasticulture crops requires the ability to dig a little deeper.

Florida Citrus Production Managers Find Strength in Numbers

State grower association more relevant than ever in the era of HLB.

How Farmers Can Get a Handle on Wild Hogs

Feral swine are a big pain for growers and land owners. Here’s what you can do to protect your crops and property.

Get in Gear Now for Agriculture’s Robotic Revolution

With robots, artificial intelligence, and machine vision showing up on the farm, the game of growing could be about to radically change.

Report: Single Big Breakthrough Unlikely for Citrus Greening Cure

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine calls for both basic and applied research for short- and long-term solutions.

Watch out for Anti-GMO Fake-out [Opinion]

It seems that if we listened to the anti-GMO arguments, we would freeze plant breeding and innovation in time and stifle advancements in productivity and other positive traits.

Crunching Numbers Part of Equation for GenNext Growers

Keeping good records of expenditures and profits key to benchmarking business success.

GMO Solutions Waiting in the Wings for Specialty Agriculture

Will opposition deny producers and consumers the benefits this technology has to offer?

Realizing the Benefits of Precision Agriculture

Use new tools to improve profitability and sustainablity.

How to Sweeten the Path to Strawberry Success

Longtime Plant City, FL-based operation Astin Farms taps into earliness and efficiency to overcome in a challenging environment.

Florida’s Citrus Crop Estimate Unchanged in a Tough Season

All orange forecast at 45 million boxes, 35% off the previous year.

When it Comes to Agriculture, Count on Change

Facing challenges to success in new growth areas, Florida producers are required and ready to adapt again.

Florida Citrus Growers Not Backing Down from Destruction or Disease

Hurricane takes the wind out of a good crop, but many aim to nurse trees back to health as best they can.