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Strategies to Encourage Adoption of Stormwater Pond Best Management Practices (BMPs) by Homeowners

Water lily

Man-made ponds can be a useful way to collect, store, and treat stormwater runoff in residential areas. However, these ponds can become polluted when runoff contains fertilizers, pesticides, and pet waste from the neighborhood. This… Read More

What is 4R nutrient stewardship?

Field on a farm

A new and innovative approach to Best Management Practices for fertilizer application known as 4R nutrient stewardship is available, to ensure the environmental, social, and economical sustainability of commercial crop production. This 3-page fact sheet… Read More

Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum”: An Emerging Pathogen Infecting Potato and Tomato

Green tomatoes

A bacterium called “Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum” infects potatoes and tomatoes, causing zebra chip in potatoes and psyllid yellows in tomatoes.  These disease are highly destructive and have been known to reduce yields by up to 85%.  “Ca…. Read More

Story Development

Everyone has a story

Stories let you share who you are with the world. Storytelling can help develop an organization’s identity, improve interactions with the public, and foster teamwork. This 2-page fact sheet covers the basics of good storytelling… Read More

Letting Them In: Sharing Your Story with People outside of Your Industry

woman stands on chair to share story with circle of listeners in office setting

Those who work in agriculture often face the challenge of explaining their work to people outside of their field. Identifying what your audience cares about is the first step in formulating a story you audience… Read More

Getting the Most out of Social Media

Agriculturalists can use social media as a powerful tool for marketing their products and establishing a brand identity.  The goal of this series is to help agriculturalists understand how social media can work for them.  The… Read More

Economic Contributions of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Food Industries in Florida in 2013

Alan Hodges in Florida pine forest

About 1.52 million people worked full- or part-time in Florida’s agriculture, natural resources and food industries in 2013– an 8.7 percent increase in jobs over 2012. Recognizing the significant impact agriculture, natural resources, and related… Read More

Blue Morpho Butterfly Morpho peleides Kollar

Figure 3. Morpho peleides Kollar feeding on decaying bananas in captivity.

The blue morpho butterfly, also known as the peleides blue morpho or common blue morpho, is a brightly colored butterfly abundant in tropical environments in Central and South America. It can be seen flying in… Read More