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  • Psyllid Control Strategies
    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences entomologist Jawwad Qureshi discussed several means of Asian citrus psyllid control at Citrus Expo in August. He provides an overview of his presentation. Qureshi says it is best to start psyllid sprays during the winter dormant period. “Do it individually or do it in a collaborative […]
    Ernie Neff
  • UF Study: Screen Houses May Help Prevent Grapefruit Greening
    By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Grapefruit grows better under screen houses than in unprotected groves because the indoor facilities keep out the insect that causes citrus greening, new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) research shows. Protecting citrus from greening is essential, UF/IFAS researchers say. The disease, first […]
    Abbey Taylor
  • Plant Biostimulants — Snake Oils or Beneficial Substances?
    By Ute Albrecht and Sarah Strauss Recent years have seen an explosion of products termed “biostimulants” as alternatives to traditional chemical products to improve plant growth and productivity, and to enhance the sustainability of agricultural systems. Although there is currently no legal definition of biostimulants, they are usually defined as “substance(s) and/or microorganisms that when […]
    Tacy Callies

RSS News From Southeast AgNet

  • Weekly Livestock Market Report
    Here are the weekly livestock market reports for Alabama, Florida, and Georgia, for the week ended December 8, 2017, compiled by the Livestock Market News Service for all three states.   AL Livestock Market Report: 12-09-17 AL Livestock Market Report At Alabama Livestock Auctions for the Week ended-December 08, 2017, receipts at 21 markets totaled […]
  • Secretary Perdue Hears from Florida Youth in Ag
    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue visited Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in Tallahassee today to host a round table discussion about youth in agriculture. Accompanied by FAMU president, Larry Robinson, Perdue shared his passion for encouraging young people to get involved in agriculture. Perdue heard from FAMU students, as well as members of […]
  • APHIS Wildlife Services to Begin Field Trials on Feral Swine Toxic Bait
    In November, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) accomplished two key tasks as part of its efforts to evaluate an oral toxic bait for use with invasive feral swine.  First, on November 6, 2017, APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) received an Experimental Use Permit (EUP) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to conduct sodium […]