Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Licensing: FAQs

Agricultural Pesticide Applicator Licensing: FAQs

  After each pesticide training or production meeting where CEUs are offered, I am always surprised to learn that many of the applicators are unfamiliar with the pesticide licensing process and how to keep their licenses current. The purpose of this article is to...
Reducing Farm Food Safety Risks

Reducing Farm Food Safety Risks

Fall is here so is harvest season! For our fresh produce that is harvested and packed by hand, food safety practices play a major role in protecting consumers. Some growers may be subject to the United States Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization...
Now’s the Time to Scout for Scales in Citrus

Now’s the Time to Scout for Scales in Citrus

Danielle Sprague, Ag & Natural Resources Agent and Xavier Martini, UF/IFAS North Florida REC Entomologist Traditionally, scale insects in Florida have been controlled by natural enemies and considered a minor pest. However, many citrus growers in the Panhandle...
Cold Hardy Citrus Update

Cold Hardy Citrus Update

In response to a need for information relevant to citrus growers in the cold hardy citrus growing region (North Florida, South Georgia, South Alabama), the Cold Hardy Citrus Connection newsletter was created. The Cold Hardy Citrus Connection is a quarterly newsletter...
Snails Causing Issues in Panhandle Citrus Groves

Snails Causing Issues in Panhandle Citrus Groves

– In recent years, snails have become a burden in the Panhandle, particularly for row crops such as corn, cotton, soybeans, and peanuts. Snails haven’t appeared to cause damage to plants, but have mainly been a problem at harvest time due to the sheer numbers of...