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Category Archives: Growers
Alternatives to Synthetic Herbicides for Weed Management in Container Nurseries (ENH1203/EP464) Weed management is one of the most critical and costly aspects of container nursery production. This is most effectively achieved through preventative practices, primarily with preemergent herbicides. But there … Continue reading
UF-T3 and UF-T4: Two Sterile Lantana camara Varieties (ENH1202/EP463) Lantana camara plants are valued for their bright flower color, butterfly attraction, tolerance to harsh environmental conditions, low maintenance requirements, and ease of propagation and production. But many existing varieties can … Continue reading
The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced their deadline for Farm Bill funding programs. For 2013 funding, the cut-off date to apply for EQIP, WHIP, and CSP is November 16, 2012. By the cut-off date you must submit a program … Continue reading
Citrus Mealybug Planococcus citri (Risso) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) (EENY537/IN947) The citrus mealybug is a common pest of citrus primarily in greenhouses, and of several ornamental plants in Florida. It has been recognized as a difficult to control pest in Europe … Continue reading
UF/IFAS Extension is offering a one-day training program in English or Spanish for anyone who supervises farm/ag labor including growers, contractors, crew leaders, drivers, and office staff. In our area, the program will be held at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center … Continue reading
Winfield Solutions will host a business seminar at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Dr. Charlie Hall from Texas A&M and Dr. Alan Hodges from the University of Florida will … Continue reading