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Identifying Anaplasmosis in the Cattle Heard


March 29, 2021

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 in Central and South Florida. Even in ... READ MORE

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

Best Management Practices for Agriculture Operators: Showing that we Care


October 1, 2018

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 our agricultural practices is minimal, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Agriculture, Ecology, Impact, Management, Nature, Stewardship

Plastic in My Toothpaste?!


November 16, 2015

I didn’t use this title just to catch your attention; I used this title because it’s true. Some toothpaste products actually contain tiny pieces of plastic. Often the “stuff” that makes your toothpaste look pretty is really plastic bits. ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Water, Work & Life
Tags: Contaminants, Fish, Fleece, Florida, Marine Life, Microfiber, Microplastic, Ocean, Plastic, Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Sea Turtles, Tampa Bay, Toothpaste, Water Quality

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