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Category: Agriculture

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

Managing Stress Unique to Your Situation

COVID - 19 is world wide. How do we manage stress in a positive way during a pandemic/

Dr. Heidi Liss Radunovich, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Associate Professor UF/IFAS Extension, made a presentation on managing stress during a pandemic. Radunovich’s goal was twofold; “help citizens understand how the stress related to Covid-19 is affecting us, as well… Read More

2020 Tri-County Crop Update and Pesticide Training

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Posted by Barbara L. Edmonds at Mark W. Warren’s request. This meeting/ trade show is cooperatively offered by UF/ IFAS Extension: Levy, Gilchrist, and Dixie counties and provided by state and regional faculty from UF Gainesville campus and… Read More

Florida Pasture Lease vs Cropland Lease

National Pasture Lease Information Pasture leasing is an annual expense that needs to be factored into annual budgets.  The national average cash rent pasture rates in 2017 are $12.50/acre, which is a decrease of $0.50/acre in comparison of rates… Read More

Agronomic Crop Fertilization

Proper fertilization is very important when growing field or forage crops. Development of fertilization programs for Florida requires that consideration be given to nutrient requirements for each crop. Soil nutrient levels, reactions of the soil with added nutrients,… Read More

Boiled Peanuts Anyone? Fresh Market Peanut Info.

Fresh Market “Green” Peanuts Have you ever eaten boiled peanuts?  Boiled peanuts are a staple of the Deep South and many living in the northern regions have never tried them.  Also known as “green” peanuts, fresh market peanuts… Read More