Florida Citrus Mutual remains undeterred by the latest monthly citrus forecast, which reflected last year’s hurricanes exacerbating already-low crop production. But the Bartow-based organization continues to express concern that growers are still waiting for federal assistance for Hurricane Ian damage. “Month after month, we expect…Read More Florida Citrus Growers Feel The Squeeze Waiting For Relief From 2022 Hurricanes
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Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Wildlife Corridor Expansion
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill that will direct $200 million to help link hiking and biking trails to a planned statewide wildlife corridor. A priority of Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, the bill (SB 106) will expand Florida’s Greenways and Trails…Read More Florida Gov. DeSantis Signs Wildlife Corridor Expansion
Florida Farmland Sales Tied To Chinese Government Targeted
The Florida Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal intended to prohibit the sale of agricultural land and property within 20 miles of military bases to interests tied to the Chinese government or other nations on a list of “countries of concern.” A priority of…Read More Florida Farmland Sales Tied To Chinese Government Targeted
Florida Citrus Forecast On Pace For Some Of The Lowest Outputs In Decades
On pace for some of the lowest outputs in decades, an updated forecast for Florida’s citrus production showed little change Tuesday as the growing season heads into its final months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a forecast that estimated Florida growers will produce enough…Read More Florida Citrus Forecast On Pace For Some Of The Lowest Outputs In Decades
Pasco County Hosts 28th Annual Earth Day Celebration
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – Celebrate Mother Earth with the whole family at Pasco County’s 28th annual Earth Day Celebration! This free event promotes environmental education and a commitment to a greener community. WHAT: Earth Day Celebration WHEN: Saturday, April 22 | 9…Read More Pasco County Hosts 28th Annual Earth Day Celebration
UF-Led Research Gets Help From NFL Player, Air Force Veteran To Restock Sea Urchins On Coral Reef
On and off over the past four decades, scientists have tried a handful of times to restore sea urchins on coral reefs because they eat harmful algae that otherwise smother the ecosystems. Results of a new collaborative study show promise in urchin restocking strategies to…Read More UF-Led Research Gets Help From NFL Player, Air Force Veteran To Restock Sea Urchins On Coral Reef
From U-Pick To The Grocery Store, Florida’s Blueberries Make For A Tasty Treat
As we enter the heart of Florida’s blueberry harvesting season, you can now enjoy the yummy fresh fruit during its finest hours, say University of Florida experts. For about 80 years, many Florida-grown blueberries have been developed through the UF/IFAS blueberry breeding program. The vast…Read More From U-Pick To The Grocery Store, Florida’s Blueberries Make For A Tasty Treat
Fresh Produce Is An Increasingly Popular Prescription For Chronically Ill Patients
When Mackenzie Sachs, a registered dietitian on the Blackfeet Reservation, in northwestern Montana, sees a patient experiencing high blood pressure, diabetes, or another chronic illness, her first thought isn’t necessarily to recommend medication. Rather, if the patient doesn’t have easy access to fruit and vegetables,…Read More Fresh Produce Is An Increasingly Popular Prescription For Chronically Ill Patients
Florida Citrus Forecast Inches Up
Florida’s citrus industry received a little good news Wednesday as a new production forecast for the current growing season increased 1 percent for oranges and 5 percent for grapefruit. The industry remains on a path toward the smallest harvest since before World War II, but…Read More Florida Citrus Forecast Inches Up
University Of Florida Scientists Aim For More Tree Varieties To Ensure Urban Canopy Survives Pests, Diseases
If you plant a wider array of tree species in urban areas, you might avoid your forest being wiped out by a single pest or disease, say University of Florida scientists. “When cities are dominated by only a few species, new infestations of pests and…Read More University Of Florida Scientists Aim For More Tree Varieties To Ensure Urban Canopy Survives Pests, Diseases