Monday, Nov 24, 2014

Agri Leader

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: 1 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: 1 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: 1 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: 1 months ago

Frozen OJ once changed citrus industry

Fresh orange juice has been enjoyed as long as orange trees have been around; however, frozen concentrated orange juice was developed in the 1940s.
Updated: 2 months ago
Freezing fruits and vegetables saves time, money and waste

Freezing fruits and vegetables saves time, money and waste

For the longest time, I’d buy my produce bounty at the supermarket or farmer’s market over the weekend. When Friday rolled around and I hadn’t used everything, I’d regretfully throw away the excess.
Updated: 2 months ago
AP clerk, 77, has trekked through technology

AP clerk, 77, has trekked through technology

AVON PARK — She used to transcribe numbers into a written ledger. At one time, she watched as computer reel-to-reel ribbons got off their tracks, fell to the floor and got run over by her desk chair’s wheels. She remembers reaching in t...
Updated: 2 months ago
Church donates $2,000 to McDonald scholarship

Church donates $2,000 to McDonald scholarship

AVON PARK — Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Avon Park has donated $2,000 toward the Sarah McDonald Endowed Scholarship to assist parishioners enrolled in South Florida State College. The endowed scholarship is overseen by the SFSC Foundat...
Updated: 2 months ago

Growing plants without soil offers growing solutions

Central Florida’s Agri-Leader
Updated: 3 months ago
Floridians support environment conservation, survey shows

Floridians support environment conservation, survey shows

GAINESVILLE — Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows....
Updated: 3 months ago

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