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EPA OKs miticide for tree crops, strawberries

05/14/2014 11:42:16 AM

The Environmental Protection Agency has registered Nealta miticide from BASF, Research Triangle Park, N.C., for... Read more.


Florida expecting another strong year of avocados

05/13/2014 11:21:31 AM

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Florida avocado grower-shippers are expecting another normal season with production similar to... Watch Video.


UC program promotes Zumba fitness to farmworkers

05/12/2014 3:23:37 PM

The University of California, Davis, has begun a new worksite-based health program designed to lower... Watch Video.



Florida’s orange crop estimate inches up

05/09/2014 4:19:47 PM

In a reversal of months-long crop reductions due to fruit drop, Florida’s orange crop estimate... Read more.


Beneficial bacterium may curb Salmonella on tomatoes

05/09/2014 12:10:55 PM

Food and Drug Administration scientists have found a benign bacterium that may block Salmonella from... Read more.


HLB multi-agency group puts $1.5 million toward biocontrol

05/08/2014 5:05:36 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination Group has allocated more than $1.5 million... Watch Video.


UPDATED: Florida Classic Growers head retires, successor named

05/06/2014 1:05:26 PM

(UPDATED COVERAGE May 7) Bobby Bawcum, president of the Dundee, Fla.-based Florida Classic Growers,... Read more.



Smartphone app helps diagnose pests remotely

05/06/2014 11:12:44 AM

A smartphone application developed by Purdue University could help growers nationwide to submit pest samples... Read more.


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