2020 Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage (PRF) Changes

RMA released changes to the Pasture, Rangeland, and Forage Rainfall Index Plan of Insurance for the 2020 crop year via PM-19-049 on August 30, 2019. A summary of the 2020 changes is shown below:• Updated 2020 Crop Provisions, Basic Provisions

Potential Future Increases in Intense Precipitation Events and Implications for Agriculture

From the USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory and Southern Plains Climate Hub…   Intense precipitation is a mixed blessing for agricultural producers. Depending on its timing, severity, and the antecedent environmental conditions, it can bring much needed relief from droughts and strengthen

NASS suspends data collection for Honey Bee Colonies survey

Issued July 1, 2019 by the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s, National Agricultural Statistics Service.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will not collect quarterly data this July for the annual Honey

Sulfoxaflor – EPA Updates

What is Sulfaxaflor? Sulfoxaflor is a sulfoximine, a newer insecticide class that was first registered by EPA in 2013. It is effective against pests that are becoming resistant to carbamate, neonicotinoid, organophosphate and pyrethroid insecticides. Sulfoxaflor is an important and

Hurricane Preparedness For Citrus Groves

Great Information from UF/IFAS on Hurricane Preparedness https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ch178 

Citrus/Plant Industry Pest Alert – Lebbeck Mealybug; Grower’s Meeting

Florida Department of Agriculture has announced a pest alert for the Lebbeck Mealybug. This is an agricultural pest in many parts of the world on a variety of agricultural crops. In Florida, citrus, cotton, ornamentals and tropical plants would all

March – April Index

The official rainfall index numbers for the March – April have been released. If there are any questions please contact us. For our current policy holders, counties and grids with an active interval during the March – April Interval are

Nursery Sales Closing Date: May 1st

May will be here soon. For more information Contact Us or Request a quote. If you have Datascape questions, call us at 863-647-2747.

Citrus Sales Closing Date

The sales closing date is quickly approaching (April 15). For more information Contact Us or Request a quote.

Florida Orange crop holds steady, grapefruit down slightly

March 8, 2019 Florida Department of Citrus BARTOW, Fla. – Florida Orange production was projected to hold steady with previous estimates while Florida Grapefruit production dipped slightly in the March U.S. Department of Agriculture crop forecast. Both figures remain well

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