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Blue-green algal blooms polluting your ponds? UF/IFAS scientists empower communities with resources

For decades, stormwater ponds have served master-planned communities and commerce parks with environmental and aesthetic benefits. In some cases, these same stormwater ponds, have developed excessive amounts of blue-green algae, also known as...
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University of Florida awarded key federal grants to continue fight against citrus greening

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla. --- University of Florida researchers hope to discover new methods to help citrus growers fight the deadly citrus greening (or Huanglongbing) disease with cost effective, long-term sustainable treatments with the...
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Citrus Advisory System alerts growers so they can stem post-bloom fruit drop

Beep. Beep. Beep. That’s the sound of the alert, telling a citrus grower it’s time to spray fungicide to help prevent fruit from falling off the tree. When the brand-new fruit falls off a citrus tree, post-bloom fruit drop (PFD), as it’s...
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