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Category: Agriculture

Parts of a Label 5…How Do I Protect Everything Else?

Blogs 1-4 of “Parts of the Pesticide Label” covered personal safety, “How Do I Protect Myself?” At this point many are ready to start using the pesticide, I mean “hey I’m safe, let’s go!” That is all well… Read More

Sulfur Amendments to Lower Soil pH

Phillip Williams Vegetable Horticulture Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Problem: Soils in south Florida are sandy mineral soils, predominantly Spodosols, and have low organic matter. These soils also have low nutrient retention capacity. After many years of… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Precision Agriculture and Irrigation

Water Wednesdays in February focus on Precision Agriculture. Last Wednesday, Dr. Guzman, the Assistant Professor at the Indian River Research and Education Center, joined us and discussed precision agriculture and irrigation. Merriam-Webster defines Irrigation as “the watering of… Read More

Support local UF programs this Giving Day, Feb. 18

Highlights Support Polk County Agri-Fest by visiting https://givingday.ufl.edu/campaigns/polk-county-extension#/ Residents throughout Florida can support the University of Florida by donating on Gator Giving Day, Feb. 18 Gifts support local UF/IFAS Extension offices, research centers, teaching, and more   Floridians… Read More

Voices of UF/IFAS – Dr. Norma Samuel

Name: Dr. Norma Samuel Position: Associate District Extension Director, Central District Extension Agent IV, Florida-Friendly Landscaping and Urban Horticulture UF-IFAS Extension, Sumter County Current city: Resides in Ocala, but office location is The Villages Hometown: Golden Grove, Antigua,… Read More

What Is Happening With the Proposal for the Chinese Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera) Insect Release?

Currently, a proposal developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits (PPBP) is being reviewed to issue permits to release two… Read More