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Kifco Water Reel offered by Soil & Water Agricultural Technologies
For perennial crops, it is advisable to use a micro-irrigation system, which could be sprinkler or drip. Sprinklers with small-sized droplets would be better suited to compacted (loamy) soils and on soils that are rather sandy in nature, where the wetted bulb is more spread out. On the other hand, […]

Choosing the Ideal Irrigation for Your Fields & Crops



Florida’s farming industry woke up on a positive note to hear members of the U.S. House and Senate have finally approved an agriculture disaster relief package that will send billions to growers impacted by Hurricane Irma. The package — passed overnight as part of the massive federal budget deal — provides […]

House & Senate Approve Disaster Relief Package




Florida’s Hurricane Irma-battered agriculture industry, growing anxious as it awaits federal disaster relief, could land some help from the state House as part of a tax-cut package. The House Ways & Means Committee, which is putting together a package, reviewed three measures Wednesday intended to help the industry, which sustained […]

House Eyes Tax Help for Agriculture Industry


ON 15 ACRES at Howey-in-the-Hills in Lake County, a citrus grove once abandoned by its owner has new life, witnesses say. Hamlin orange trees with obvious symptoms of greening are growing healthy, new leaves. “My goal was just to make a perfect, healthy living soil,” explains Ed James, owner of […]

Utilizing Roll Down Cover Crops to Enhance Soil and Work ...





Biological control — whether you’re talking about biochemicals, microbial products, beneficials, or even the relatively new category of biostimulants — is moving into the mainstream and playing a more prominent role in specialty crop production. However, there’s still a significant segment of growers who aren’t using these products as part […]

Biocontrol Gains Traction in the East



USDA Service Centers in Florida are holding disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops in 48 counties for farmers and ranchers impacted by Hurricane Irma during the next few weeks. The event is free and open to the public.  To find meeting dates and locations, go to https://www.fsa.usda.gov/state-offices/Florida/state-events/index. Representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources […]

USDA Holds Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshops