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Category: Farm Management

SHARED NEWSLETTER DIVIDES EFFORT WHILE EXPANDING REACH AND IMPROVING QUALITY

M.Brew, UF/IFAS Extension Lake County; C. Bainum, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County; Laura Bennett, UF/IFAS Extension Sumter, Pasco, and Hernando Counties; J. Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County; C. Cooper, UF/IFAS Extension Citrus County; E. Jennings, UF/IFAS… Read More

FOOD PRODUCTION SUCCESS & SUPPLYING LOCAL GROWERS DIRECTLY

M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL Situation: North Central Florida’s climate and pests create a challenge for both small farmers and gardeners alike. A lack of actionable knowledge and reduced availability of well-adapted… Read More

Extension Provides Tools to Help Ag Producers Weather COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has upended all of us, including Florida’s agriculture industry and food systems. We’ve seen empty dairy aisles at supermarkets, while dairy farmers are forced to dump milk they can’t sell to the… Read More

TO COMPARE SOIL MOISTURE SENSORS USE VS ROUTING WATERING SCHEDULE ON SOD FARMS

Grantly Ricketts, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee FL. Objective: To reduce water use by 10% on sod farms. Situation: Sod production increased in Osceola County each year. According to Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More

LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF GIANT SMUTGRASS CONTROL

B. Justesen, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, J. Strickland, UF/IFAS Extension, Osceola County, Kissimmee, FL, and J. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension. Orange County, Orlando, FL. Situation: Giant Smutgrass (Sporobolus jacquemontii) is a perennial bunch- type… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local… Read More

My Florida Farm Weather: On-site decision making support

Weather-related information is essential to Florida’s agricultural producers for making important decisions regarding the use of water for irrigation and cold protection.  Since the mid 1990’s, The Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN) has been providing… Read More