Florida Farm Bureau Working with Members to Assess Damage Following Ian

Jim Rogers Weather

Florida Farm Bureau is working with its members to assess the damage to farmers and ranchers across the state to determine their needs following Hurricane Ian last week. Farmers and ranchers are facing widespread destruction of crops, buildings, fencing and other property loss due to substantial wind and water damage from the major storm. Southwest Florida farm families face weeks …

Jumbotron Sponsor: Crop Vitality, Tessenderlo Kerley Continues Support of Expo

Jim Rogers Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo

By Clint Thompson Another year of the Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo meant another opportunity for Crop Vitality, Tessenderlo Kerley to show its support to both industries. Zack Ogles, manager of agronomony, highlighted the importance of his company continuing to support the two-day event every year, which concludes on Thursday. “Florida agriculture is really a big piece of our business. …

Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo Starts Wednesday

Jim Rogers Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo

By Clint Thompson One of AgNet Media’s signature events kicks off on Wednesday in Fort Myers, Florida. The two-day Citrus and Specialty Crop Expo, now in its 30th year, is one of the largest gatherings of industry leaders in South Florida. It attracts almost 1,000 attendees every year and will be held at the Lee Civic Center. The event educates …

UF/IFAS Begins Research to Update Best Management Practices Nutrient Recommendations

Jim Rogers Citrus, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved nutrient recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Farmers apply fertilizers to their crops …

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Large Scale Citrus Field Trials Idea Surfaces

Dan Cooper Florida, Fruit, Research

Citrus research continues to be a topic in state and federal funding circles as the industry’s battle with HLB, or citrus greening, continues. One idea in the incubator of industry discussion is a program being call “CRAFT” – an acronym for a “Citrus Research and Field Trial” program. It’s a large scale field trials idea, and Citrus Research and Development …