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UF/IFAS, UF College of Medicine Collaborate to Offer Health Screenings for Farmworkers

Jim Rogers Florida, Labor

WIMAUMA, Fla. — A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) statewide health initiative will provide health screenings for about 200,000 migrant farmworkers in Florida. It hopes to provide an underserved population with health-maintenance care, including nutritional information. It all starts Saturday, Jan. 22 in Wimauma, Florida. Any farmworker can take advantage of the free screenings by …

Downy Mildew Discovered in Florida Lettuce

Jim Rogers Disease, Florida, Leafy Vegetables

Richard Raid, a professor in plant pathology at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS), advises lettuce growers that downy mildew disease was found last week in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Downy mildew is a foliar disease of lettuce that impacts the crop’s yield and quality. In addition to losses in the field, downy mildew’s impact …