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Monday, May 25, 2015

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Study: Deadly termite superswarms form in South Florida

Study: Deadly termite superswarms form in South Florida

GAINESVILLE — Two of the most destructive termite species in the world — responsible for much of the $40 billion in economic loss caused by termites annually — are now swarming simultaneously in South Florida, creating hybrid col...
Updated: 2 months ago
Off the beaten path

Off the beaten path

ARCADIA — In 1887, cattle rancher James Shelfer moved his family to Florida from Texas and began planting orange trees along the Joshua Creek.
Updated: 2 months ago
Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat.
Updated: 2 months ago
Gardening from the get-go

Gardening from the get-go

Children love to play in the dirt. And for many adults, they never really grow out of that desire to plant their hands deep down in the dirt and feel it sift out of their fingertips.
Updated: 2 months ago

Blueberry season crops up in April

Don’t be “blue” over Florida’s strawberry season coming to an end—blueberry season is beginning in April.
Updated: 2 months ago
Leading by example

Leading by example

LAKE PLACID — Amy Smith works out of the offices of a large citrus producer, but she doesn’t grow oranges. She has a degree in biology, but she isn’t working on a cure for citrus greening. She’s definitely into cultivating...
Updated: 2 months ago

It’s a bird, it’s a plane...no, it’s a drone

The use of drones in agriculture can ultimately assist or replace what is now used to monitor crops, through satellite, by manned planes or physically walking through the fields.
Updated: 2 months ago
Market is one-stop ‘buy local’ destination

Market is one-stop ‘buy local’ destination

In the quest to support local farmers and food vendors, grocery shopping can turn into a full-time job.
Updated: 2 months ago
Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

Meat industry fights new dietary proposal

EDITOR’S NOTE — An occasional look at how behind-the-scenes influence is wielded in Washington
Updated: 2 months ago
Indiana’s maple syrup makers tap into tradition

Indiana’s maple syrup makers tap into tradition

Editors Note: This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Daily Journal.
Updated: 2 months ago