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As April starts this week, we’re getting into another Florida blueberry season and the sweet taste that comes with the fruit. more
A tastier strawberry may come from a computer. more
WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared April 2021 as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month (IPPDAM). The national outreach initiative enlists the … more
The calabaza, a specialty pumpkin traditionally used in Caribbean, South and Central American dishes, has a powerhouse of potential that scientists like Geoffrey Meru are looking to crack open. more
Throughout the pandemic, farmworkers have remained on the job throughout the nation despite potential exposures to .... more
The COVID-19 pandemic delayed plans for the Florida cowboy celebrations that had been planned for this year, but those events are just postponed, not canceled. more
A team of scientists at the University of Florida have sequenced the genome of the internationally important ‘Tommy Atkins’ mango... more
Feral pigs cost the agriculture industry at least $1.5 billion in damage, disease and control costs around the United States annually... more
Special to the Lake Okeechobee News more
U.S. Sugar has reached an agreement to purchase a sugar refinery in Georgia. more
IMMOKALEE- As members of the Seminole Indian 4-H, local youth have been focused on their 4-H livestock projects, in order to get them to the big sale. Held every year, the big sale is the culmination … more
The discovery brings the potential of another tool for citrus growers to control the insect that transmits the disease-causing bacterium more
Although ponds do help water quality, research has shown that ponds aren’t as good at removing nutrients more
The Worker Safety Program of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, (FDACS) more
OKEECHOBEE  -- The howling of coyotes has been offset by the braying of donkeys more
Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night ... more
Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) celebrates its 28th birthday this month more
Sweet corn, a food favorite for many consumers, serves as a major crop for Florida. more
Mark your calendars and plan on attending a virtual two day meeting of the Ag Tech Expo - The Future of Farming more
Strawberries are in season, and those you see at the grocery store should be shipped and stocked at the right temperature, says a University of Florida scientist... more
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