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Treating More Common Plant Pathogens Naturally

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Common plant pathogens and how to treat them naturally. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Rust blight is easy to identify because of the hue that gives it its name. Basically, it causes rust-colored pustules on the plants it infects. It also thrives in wet weather but prefers cool temperatures rather than hot. You’ll recognize it by the …

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How to Treat Common Plant Pathogens Naturally

Dan Field Crops, Fruits, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours, Vegetables

Common plant pathogens and how to treat them naturally. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Fungi, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes will undoubtedly show up in your garden eventually. Fortunately, there are ways to identify them and treat them with natural means. We will cover this in the next week of programs. Potato Blight was caused by one of …

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Raising Your Own Cleansing Soapnut Trees

Dan Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

How to raise your own cleansing soapberries.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly soap that you can use for many applications in your home, soapnuts are an awesome option you can grow yourself. The shell, or the outer layer of the drupe, contains saponin. This creates a soaping effect when the shell …

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Florida Receives Funds for Agriculture & Natural Resources Protection

Dan Conservation, Environment, Florida, Nursery Crops, Pest/Pest Control, USDA

(FDACS) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated more than $5.5 million to Florida as part of its effort to strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, and threat mitigation, and to safeguard the U.S. nursery production system. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has received a significant portion of these funds to support numerous projects. …

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Farmers Gain Improved Access to Small Business Support as PPP Reopens

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Citrus, Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops, Dairy, Equine, Field Crops, Forestry, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Pollinators, Pork, Poultry, Sheep-Goats, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

(NMPF) — The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is pleased that farmers who run their operations as sole proprietors, independent contractors, or otherwise self-employed individuals will have newly expanded access as soon as today to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under changes made in the COVID stimulus package Congress approved last month. Producers who were denied PPP loans or whose …

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One Herb You Don’t Want to Miss Out on Growing

Dan Herbs, Nursery Crops, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

The one herb you don’t want to miss out on growing.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. If you’ve eaten Mexican food, you have more-than-likely eaten root beer plant chopped in sweet and savory dishes or wrapped around food to form a delicious edible parcel. What you may not realize is that what you were eating was the …

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Cold-Hardy Succulents to Have Around the House

Dan Nursery Crops, This Land of Ours

Some cold-hearty succulents to have around the house this winter.  That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Succulent season doesn’t end when summer does. There’s a slew of these pretty plants that can take as much cold as winter can dish out. Plant them outdoors for year-round color. They can take below-zero temperatures as long as you give them …