Category: Agriculture

Florida Master Naturalist Learning Series Jan 11, 2018: Volunteer Algae Monitoring Program (VAMP) in the Indian River Lagoon

FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST LEARNING SERIES SPEAKER: DR. SUSAN HAMBURGER, FLORIDA MASTER NATURALIST, ST. LUCIE COUNTY JANUARY 11, 2018 TOPIC: VOLUNTEER ALGAE MONITORING PROGRAM (VAMP) IN THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON Do you swim, boat, kayak, or fish in the… Read More

Plant Biostimulants: Know the Facts

Recent years have seen an explosion of products termed “biostimulants”. What is biostimulants? Are they a good alternative to traditional chemical products?  Due to the recent outbreak of citrus greening in Florida, UF/IFAS has been conducting research on… Read More

Taking the guesswork out of watering the lawn (Part 2)

(This is the second part of a series about how to take the guesswork out of watering the lawn. For part 1, click here.)   Measuring the moisture where it counts…at the roots. Just over a decade ago,… Read More

UF/IFAS report: Florida’s ag, natural resources industries strengthened post-recession

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — New financial figures from Florida’s agricultural and natural resources sector show that the state’s economy continues to rebound from the Great Recession of 2007-2009. In calendar year 2015, Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and food industries… Read More

Agriculture Extension Office Hours in Fellsmere

Beginning in November, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Agriculture Extension Agent, will hold open office hours in Fellsmere on the third Thursday of each month from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. She will see agriculture clients in room 9 of the Fellsmere City… Read More