Category: Agriculture

UF Scientist: Florida Crop Surveillance Network Offers State-Level Example of Proposed Global System

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Growing agricultural production demands and new disease threats will necessitate a global surveillance system for crop diseases, according to a new article in the journal Science. But one of the co-authors from the University of… Read More

Beneath the Earth, the ‘Black Box’ of Soil Holds a Key to Crop Growth

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Like much of what lies just beneath the earth’s surface, soil microbes present a mystery. University of Florida scientist Sarah Strauss seeks to help untangle the web of intrigue surrounding soil microbes to improve agricultural… Read More

EDIS Update: Biology and Management of Pusley (Richardia L.) in Tomato, Pepper, Cucurbit, and Strawberry Production

Pusley (Richardia L.) is a common Florida weed in vegetable and strawberry production. The Florida pusley is a native to the state but the three South American varieties are often mistaken for each due to similar distributions, growth habits,… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Calendar: July

Management practices for your apiary in July: This calendar is meant to be a reference point for management and is not comprehensive. Additional resources: Tools for Varroa Management Varroa Sampling Methods (video) Bottling, Labeling, and Selling Honey in Florida   Originally published July, 2017. Revised… Read More

Green Industries Best Management Practices

The Law Florida law SB494 requires all commercial or for hire fertilizer applicators, or anyone supervising fertilizer applications to have a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) fertilizer license. The license is called the Limited Certification… Read More

What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Avoiding Heat Stress

Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of… Read More