There is no doubt that the biggest risk Florida citrus growers currently face is HLB disease. But there are many other risks that can and should be managed effectively. University of Florida’s Ariel Singerman and Steve Futch provide risk management advice for growers in the June issue of Citrus Industry magazine. Their article offers practical information on production, market, financial, legal and personal risk tools.
In keeping with the risk management theme for the June issue, a feature on preparing and recovering from a hurricane is just in time for the start of the 2017 hurricane season. The article, authored by Mongi Zekri, Bob Rouse and Jonathan Crane, is full of useful tips growers can implement to help protect their investment.
Another risk growers face is agricultural crime, and the problem seems to be getting worse. AgNet Media’s Abigail Taylor reports on the issue. Read what you can do about it to prevent loss.
Other feature topics in the June issue include a new citrus installation at a Georgia prison and the potential for commercial vanilla production in South Florida. Subscribers can look forward to these articles and more, coming next month in Citrus Industry magazine.
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