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  • Putting Traps to the Test
    Alabama Extension agents have been testing a new precision agriculture product called Z-Trap. Z-Trap is a tool to help with integrated pest management. Ayanava Majumdar, an Extension entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, believes the mechanized trap can be a great tool for farmers. However, it does not come without its challenges. As most […]
  • H-2A Contracts, Costs and Considerations
    The H-2A program is a guest-worker program that allows people from other countries to come to the United States on a visa as agricultural employees for temporary, seasonal work. Many industries are beginning to use H-2A due to uncertainty over the domestic labor supply, says Fritz Roka, an associate professor of agriculture economics at the […]
  • Pomegranate Possibilities
    Despite the fact there is still a lot to learn about the growth of pomegranates in Florida, researchers are continuing to see the possibility of this fruit as a citrus alternative. Bill Castle, who retired from the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences’ Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) in 2009, discovered pomegranates […]
  • New Weed Management for Cole Crops
    University of Florida (UF) researchers are looking into new weed management techniques in cole crops and leafy vegetables to help benefit Florida growers. Peter Dittmar, an assistant professor and Extension specialist at UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), received approval for two different Specialty Crop Block Grants from the Florida Department of Agriculture […]