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  • Pest Alert: Lebbeck Mealybug Found in Florida Citrus
    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Plant Industry issued an updated pest alert for lebbeck mealybug. Laurie Hurner, Highlands County Extension director, says this pest and its damage have been found in Highlands County citrus. “It has been misidentified as cottony cushion scale,” says Hurner. “It has been found in […]
    Daniel Cooper
  • PIECES OF THE PAST: Back When Bushel Baskets Were the Next Big Thing
    By Brenda Eubanks Burnette While some things stay the same in citrus, others clearly do not. Today’s growers are experimenting with drones and other technology in the grove, but back in the 1920s, bushel baskets were making waves in the industry. Here’s an interesting excerpt from a March 1921 Citrus Industry article titled “Citrus Fruits […]
    Tacy Callies
  • Orange Grower: ‘Best Year I’ve Ever Had’
    Hardee County orange grower Kenny Sanders said at a grower roundtable meeting on June 25 that he produced 409 boxes per acre in the 2018–19 Florida citrus season. “This is the best year financially I’ve ever had in the citrus business,” Sanders said at the Wauchula gathering hosted by Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association. […]
    Ernie Neff

RSS News From Southeast AgNet

  • Education about Agriculture Needed for New Lawmakers
    This week, U.S. Congressman Filemon Vela (D) of Texas told the USA Peanut  Congress, the level of expertise on agriculture is getting narrower in Washington. He said educating newer members of Congress before the next Farm Bill is key to the future of any legislation. Tyron Spearman has the story. The post Education about Agriculture […]
  • Florida Governor Signs Hemp Bill
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been busy signing various bills the past few days, one of those being SB 1020. This bill creates the state hemp program that will be administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The program will regulate cultivation of hemp, addressing issues such as the licensing of growers. […]
  • USDA Farm Bill Implementation Progress Update
    Washington, D.C., – (USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced an update on the implementation status of the 2018 Farm Bill. President Trump signed this Farm Bill into law on December 20, 2018, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) promptly began implementing key programs. In addition, USDA held several listening sessions with stakeholders […]