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Category: Agriculture

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

Butterhead lettuce. Picture caption: Jonael Bosques, University of Florida.

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and… Read More

Identificando Anaplasmosis en el Hato de Ganado Bovino

Beef cattle in Florida

Anaplasmosis (usualmente referido como piroplasmosis) es una enfermedad que afecta a rumiantes causado por una bacteria de la familia de las riketsias. Anaplasma marginale infecta las células de la sangre y típicamente se identifica como… Read More

Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard

Beef cattle in Florida

Anaplasmosis (also referred as gall sickness) is a disease that affects ruminants caused by bacteria that can infect blood cells. It occurs in warm weather and is a cause for concern in beef cattle farms… Read More

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but… Read More

Multiplying in the Garden: Green Peach Aphid

Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the… Read More

Best Management Practices for Agriculture Operators: Showing that we Care

Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

 All farmers have a significant role in protecting our natural resources. Science based approaches are being taken around the State of Florida to ensure that there is adequate use of water and the impact of… Read More