Welcome to Dade County Farm Bureau (DCFB), Miami-Dade County’s oldest and largest agricultural organization. Dade County Farm Bureau was the first county Farm Bureau established in Florida. For over 72 years, the DCFB has been an integral part of the agricultural community, bringing farmers together to solve issues collectively. Dade County Farm Bureau has over 900 grower members, making it the largest agricultural organization in Miami-Dade County.

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What is  Redland Raised?



When you buy local, you are supporting
your health and local farmers!
Miami-Dade County and local growers introduced the brand, Redland Raised, to showcase and promote the consumption of fresh local produce. This local branding initiative has been created by Miami-Dade County and local farmers, in conjunction with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, to promote the "buy local" program. The brand is in line with the Fresh from Florida brand, of which the majority of local growers and packers are members. Local produce is fresher, better for the environment and supports the local economy. We urge all residents to request “Redland Raised” produce at their local produce retailer.

Redland Raised Cookbooks are available for purchase at our office for $15.00! Cook local produce with recipes from our locals!                                                                      Please call 305-246-5514 for more information

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Oriental Fruit Fly 2015 Eradication Program 

 Miami-Dade County

Fruit fly finds in Miami-Dade County have triggered an eradication program. This program is a state and federal cooperative effort. Trapping, treatment and regulatory teams are working in areas around the positive finds to limit the impact of the flies. For more information, contact the helpline at 1-888-397-1517.


Regulatory


2015 Eradication Program - Miami-Dade County

Fruit fly finds in Miami-Dade County have triggered an eradication program. This program is a state and federal cooperative effort. Trapping, treatment and regulatory teams are working in areas around the positive finds to limit the impact of the flies. For more information, contact the helpline at 1-888-397-1517.


Host Lists

Oriental Fruit Fly Host List by Botanical Name

Maps
Maps subject to update, please check back for current map and fly find locations.


Treatment Products Question and Answers 


Quarantine Area Treatment Options

Please note that land within the core mile area around positive finds is not eligible for the 30-day pre-harvest treatment options. However, they are eligible for post-harvest treatments. Please confirm that treatment is designated for Bactrocera dorsalis (Oriental fruit fly) and your specific crop species.

30-Day Pre-Harvest Treatment 

Organic Option

Conventional Option 
Contact your Local County Extension for the malathion product label for your crop.
Post-Harvest Treatment




Aerial Treatment Information



State and federal agriculture officials are mandated to keep the Oriental fruit fly out of the country. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in partnership with the USDA established a quarantine zone to limit movement of products that may carry the Oriental fruit fly, set traps to attract and eliminate males, and applied treatments to areas where Oriental fruit flies have not been found. Given the magnitude of this infestation, FDACS has determined that aerial spraying is necessary in order to ensure the success of the eradication effort. 









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What's In Season? 





Growers are harvesting row crops such as green beans, corn, squash, strawberries and much more. Ask your produce manager for these local goods or visit one of the many farmer's markets located near you!

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