"Sometimes people from back home ask, 'Why can't we get this done?'" said Ray Starling, chief of staff for Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. "I have to explain it's because we have a real enemy on the issue."...More
Growers cannot “buy” a fungicide or nematicide program to overcome the shortcomings of an abbreviated crop rotation schedule. Growers may be able, in the short term, to remain profitable by combining other practices with judicious use of fungicides and nematicides.
Florida is the No. 1 producer of at least eight major U.S. crops. And despite devastating diseases and other setbacks, Florida’s vibrant agriculture sector continues to create about 14 percent of the state’s jobs and contribute $148.5 billion to the state’s economy.