Farming program cultivates new opportunities for veterans

FIU News – June 4, 2015 – Evelyn Perez

Article excerpt:  “The Veteran and Small Farmers Outreach Program is a collaboration between FIU, Possum Trot, Redland Ahead, Inc., the Dade County Farm Bureau, and the Coalition of Florida Farmworkers Organizations. It is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Advocacy and Outreach.”

Image caption:  “Garfield Jarrett installs fencing in his farm operation in the Redlands, Fla. where he hopes to grow a variety of tropical crops.”

Read the entire article:  http://news.fiu.edu/2015/06/farming-program-cultivates-new-opportunities-for-veterans/88699

Early Wilt Signs

Preliminary tests have demonstrated that if the tilt is applied early in the fungal infection (before the wilt symptoms are evident) there is a 60% chance that the tree can be saved provided other sanitation methods are implemented (removing fully enraged trees entirely and not spreading infected limbs or chipped wood in the grove so the is a resulting in the removal of the infected trees and then trenching or infusion with a fungicide to prevent the spread of the fungus through root grafting.

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