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Newest tool to fight citrus diseases may be found in citrus microbiome

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — The next key to winning the battle against citrus diseases such as citrus canker may be in the tiniest microbes that live inside the citrus tree. University of Florida researchers hope to discover how… Read More

Florida blueberry growers part of national survey on pollinator use

It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits — including fiber and vitamins C and K — and appreciate how it grows. For example, most blueberry farmers use pollinators, such as… Read More

Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

Application deadline for financial assistance is October 1 GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 21, 2021 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until October 1 for financial and technical assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)… Read More

NRCS offering conservation aid for farmers, ranchers

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information June 21, re the environmental quality incentives program (EQIP): Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources Application deadline for financial assistance is… Read More

Hurricane Season Begins: Federal Program Protects Public Safety

Hurricane Season Begins Federal Program Protects Public Safety GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 1, 2021 — Hurricane season officially begins today and the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) may be able to help if your area suffers damage from a natural disaster. The… Read More

NRCS sets workshop for financial, technical aid for ag producers

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information May 26, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 Workshop Explains NRCS Financial and Technical Assistance for Ag… Read More

Federal grant funds UF/IFAS soil health and citrus study

By: Mike Loizzo A team of UF/IFAS researchers is looking into how changes in soil health impact citrus and other sub-tropical tree crops. Specifically, they will examine how quickly soil health can change in Florida’s sub-tropical sandy soils… Read More

With beginning of Florida blueberry season comes new UF/IFAS variety

As April starts this week, we’re getting into another Florida blueberry season and the sweet taste that comes with the fruit. You can pick them yourself or buy them from the store. Recently, the University of Florida developed… Read More