Agriculture Firm H.J. Baker Launches New Citrus Greening Product

H.J. Baker, a global agriculture firm, launched TIGER Greening Guard™ citrus mix (64%S, 3%Fe, 7%Mn, 6%Zn), a new product that is backed by University of Florida research. HLB, (Huanglongbing) also known as Citrus Greening, can be fatal to citrus trees and is the No.1 threat to the citrus industry. The Asian citrus psyllid … Read more

Issues Faced by Citrus Producers in Florida

Ask the question, “What is the biggest current concern for citrus producers in Florida?” and it is almost a guarantee that citrus greening or Huanglongbing (HLB) caused by a phloem-limited bacteria will be the answer. This bacterial disease transmitted by psyllids causes green, misshapen and bitter-tasting fruit, and eventually kills the citrus tree. The U.S. … Read more

Growing Kona Coffee

Growing Kona Coffee

Mules have been replaced by trucks, but some things have not changed in more than 100 years since coffee beans were first packed in burlap bags and carried on the backs of mules down twisting paths on the side of Hualalai Volcano in the Kona District of the Big Island of Hawaii. Once roasted, the … Read more

Strawberries in the Northeast

Culinary options abound with beautiful berries. A local collaboration between Vanillen Dairy in Ovid, N.Y., Seneca Lake-based Eremita Winery and Seneca Breeze Berries resulted in a strawberry cheesecake wine ice cream that is available at Cayuga Lake Creamery, Interlaken, N.Y., while supplies last. When one thinks of eating fresh, locally grown strawberries in the Northeast, … Read more

Organic Apples in New York

Organic apple production has expanded in the U.S. since the turn of the century. The state of Washington, especially, has added organic apple acreage. According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, about 90 percent of the nation’s organic apple acreage is in the Evergreen State. In the Northeast, organic apple growing is just at the … Read more