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Category: Agriculture

Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage

By: Dr. Benjamin P. Sperry, Research Assistant Scientist, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Spray Coverage Vs. Spray Coverage: Aquatic Herbicide Applications Insufficient herbicide spray coverage can result in poor weed control requiring repeated applications and increased… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Applications for Artificial Intelligence in Precision Agriculture

Water Wednesdays in February have focused on Precision Agriculture. As the last talk of the month, we invited Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis to talk about the applications of artificial intelligence and precision agriculture. Probably we all have heard of… Read More

The Art and Science of Becoming a Jazz-singing Entomologist

When his eyes are not focused on insects like mosquitos, Decyo “DJ” McDuffie can be found on stage looking past the blinding spotlight at his audience, singing jazz music. As a senior entomology and nematology student in the… Read More

Growing food in your landscape

Don’t go hungry Food glorious food. It grows on trees. Really, also on bushes and shrubs and even ground covers. Going hungry doesn’t seem like an option when you can grow food.  Growing food in your yard seems… Read More

Signup opens for USDA Conservation Stewardship Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Feb. 25, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program GAINESVILLE, Fla.,… Read More

USDA Announces Signup for Conservation Stewardship Program

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 — The application deadline for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is March 26 for fiscal year 2021. Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for expanding conservation… Read More

Sago Palm Cold Damage

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient Cycad (Cycadaceae) family. … Read More