varroa mite
 Posted by Christina Herrick|April 8, 2018 Agricultural Research Service (ARS) recently announced entomologist Steven Cook will lead a $1 million funded international consortium of scientists to seek new controls for varroa mites, honeybees’ number one problem. Cook, with the Bee Research Laboratory, a part of ARS’s Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center, will be the principal investigator of […]

USDA to Investigate Honeybee Disease Controls

Gary England, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) regional specialized Extension agent and director of the Hastings Agricultural Extension Center, is excited to have an artichoke harvest this year at the Cowpen Branch Road Demonstration and Research Farm in Hastings. Although many research projects occur at […]

Florida Artichokes Starting to Look Promising

Due to Hurricane Irma’s calamitous impact on communities across Florida, Fresh Access Bucks is enabling SNAP recipients to match their SNAP benefits up to $40 in Fresh Access Bucks toward the purchase of Florida grown fruits and vegetables at participating markets until October 31st. For a complete list of participating markets visit: www.freshaccessbucks.com/fab-markets […]

Double SNAP Benefits at Florida Farmers Markets: Match Up to ...

Cover Crop
There are three main ways to improve soil: grow cover crops, mulch the surface with biodegradable mulches, and/or dig in organic soil amendments (such as compost, grass clippings, rotted manure or wood chips). All have their advantages and none should be discounted, but cover cropping is the method least likely […]

Cover Crops Heal Poor Soil

SEPTEMBER 21 – 22 • LOEWS ROYAL PACIFIC HOTEL – ORLANDO Mark your calendar to join us on September 21-22 for the 8th Annual Florida Water Forum held at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.  As The Voice of Florida Business representing employers in Florida, AIF has a long history of engagement in […]