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Category: Agriculture

Livestock Predation: Identifying the culprits

By: Hannah Fox, Intern UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center Livestock loss, and calf loss in particular, is a major issue in Florida. According to the USDA 2015 report on livestock loss, operations in Florida suffered a… Read More

UF/IFAS Citrus Packinghouse Day returns as in-person event for 2021

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. — UF/IFAS will host the annual Citrus Packinghouse Day on August 26, a free event featuring workshops and seminars for industry professionals interested in the latest information on interstate and export regulations, food safety regulations,… Read More

What’s that weed? New weed ID video series available

A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. Proper identification helps lower herbicide use and leads to more successful weed management. The free, on-demand video series consists of… Read More

Low Maintenance Florida-Friendly Alternatives to Turfgrass Lawns

Lawns planted with turfgrass can require a lot of maintenance. Bahia grass is a drought-tolerant turfgrass with minimal pest and disease problems and a low nitrogen requirement. St. Augustinegrass has a high demand for water and fertilizer and… Read More

UF Weed Science Graduate Certificate: Further Your Education in Invasive Plant Management

Are you interested in furthering your education on weed science and invasive plant management? Have you considered going back to school for a graduate degree, but are not sure how to fit it in around your work schedule?… Read More

Dig-in to school gardens on June 17 with our School Garden Workshop 2021

As we complete another school year and segue into summer, we celebrate our school gardens with our annual school garden workshop. Join us June 17 for this free event, as we dig in to school gardens! We’ll over… Read More

Can’t Stop the Plant Power: Orange County Adopt-A-Tree Returns for 2021

It’s a well-established fact… trees treat us well. We don’t always return the favor, but there is a reason that “The Giving Tree” is a modern parable – trees take care of us in spite of our exploitation,… Read More