Sunday, Dec 21, 2014

Agri Leader

Aquatic plants as important as fish in aquariums

For Paul Brown, a resident of Southwest Florida, selecting aquatic plants to add his aquarium are as big a consideration as the fish he chooses.
Updated: 1 months ago
Weather whiz

Weather whiz

LAKE PLACID—He’s not a meteorologist or a psychic, but Cole Garvey might be able to tell you more about the temperature, humidity and rainfall in your citrus grove than anyone else in the Heartland.
Updated: 1 months ago
UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

UF scientist trying to make peanuts safe for allergy sufferers

GAINESVILLE — A University of Florida scientist has moved one step closer to his goal of eliminating 99.9 percent of peanut allergens by removing 80 percent of them in whole peanuts.
Updated: 2 months ago
Shining a spotlight on agritourism

Shining a spotlight on agritourism

The folks in Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte counties are shining a massive spotlight on agriculture and agritourism.
Updated: 2 months ago
Invasive Island applesnails alarming lake dwellers

Invasive Island applesnails alarming lake dwellers

I’ve known about Florida applesnails (Pomacea paludosa) since I was a child. My father taught me about them and explained they were the main source of food for the endangered Everglades kite, a medium sized hawk-like bird that graces the shore...
Updated: 2 months ago

Water conservation

Throughout the nation, growers, farmers and ranchers are contending with water scarcity caused by rising global temperatures, climate variability, droughts, floods, pollution, growing populations and increased demands.
Updated: 2 months ago

Fruit, vegetable growers join state program

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association has joined the Fresh from Florida marketing program run by Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Updated: 2 months ago
Freeze and store fruits, veggies and herbs

Freeze and store fruits, veggies and herbs

Last week, I wrote about why some of us are choosing to freeze fruits and vegetables for later use, and how these efforts fit in with a quest to eat healthier.
Updated: 2 months ago
Keeping busy

Keeping busy

LAKE PLACID—Barney Cherry doesn’t get as much time as he’d like on his beautiful, family-run Lake Placid ranch, but when he does spend time there, he enjoys watching the wildlife and fishing with his wife and grandkids....
Updated: 2 months ago
US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting this month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
Updated: 2 months ago

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