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Tag: Food and Resource Economics

Florida citrus growers: 80 percent of trees infected by greening

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s citrus growers say as much as 90 percent of their acreage and 80 percent of their trees are infected by the deadly greening disease, which is making a huge dent in the state’s $10.7… Read More

Local, organic top consumers’ desired qualities in $280 million fruit-producing plant market

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If you’re a consumer in the market for a fruit-producing plant, you’re more likely to buy one if it’s locally grown or organic, an important finding for those making their living in the approximately $280… Read More

UF/IFAS expert: Fisheries won’t meet need of exploding population, but aquaculture will

    James Anderson GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The world’s fisheries are a great source of protein, but even with the best management, they won’t be able to meet the needs of a global population expected to exceed nine… Read More

Florida farmers adapting to UF/IFAS web-based tool to ward off strawberry diseases

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers  are adapting to a UF/IFAS-developed, web-based monitoring system that can help the environment by using less chemical treatment to prevent strawberry diseases, which will help the state’s $306 million a year crop, a… Read More

UF/IFAS study: “Green Industry” generates nearly $200 billion; 2 million jobs nationwide

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What economists call the “green industry” – nursery and greenhouse production, landscape services and horticultural product distribution − is bringing plenty of green to a lot of people across the country. A new study by… Read More