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Rabbit Problem to be Discussed at UF/IFAS Meeting

Jim Rogers Agri-business, Environment, Florida, Vegetables

Rabbit populations have spiked in the Florida Glades. A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) workshop on Friday, Feb. 18 will address the current problem and what management options are available for producers.

Richard Raid, a professor in plant pathology at UF/IFAS , and Robert McCleery, an associate professor in the UF Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department, will discuss the impact that rabbits are having to sugarcane, vegetable crops and rice in the Everglades Agricultural Area.

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The meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center in Belle Glade, Florida. UF/IFAS needs input from growers, farm managers and crop consultants to discuss any methods of management.

Contact Ann Hartman at dah@ufl.edu or (561) 993-1500 for more information about the meeting.