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Category: Agriculture

Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths in… Read More

Leading with Gratitude (Part 2)

To recap last week’s blog: As leaders, we need to stop and look back at how we got to where we are quite often. We need to shake off the discomfort and say “thank you” to the folks… Read More

AUGUST What to Plant? What to Do?

The hottest days of the summer are here and you might be thinking, “There is no way something could survive this heat!”. You might also be wondering “What can I do in my landscape?” Well, you are correct… Read More

Join us for the 2021 SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting @ Rosy Tomorrow’s Heritage Farm

The SWFLSFN meeting is back! The Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network meeting is open to established and beginning farmers in Southwest Florida and hosted by UF/IFAS Extension Agents in the region. It’s a great opportunity to connect with… Read More

Drawdowns: A Brief Look at Rodman Reservoir

By: Taylor Darnell, agronomy master’s student with UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP) Imagine a lakefront house on a pristine lake in Florida. Now, imagine that waterfront view obstructed by tussocks, aquatic plants, and mosquitos. That… Read More

The Neighborhood Gardener August 2021

In August’s issue of the Neighborhood Gardener, the issue includes information about Florida Gardening for New Residents, Garden Myths Vol. 1,  and the August Plant of the Month: Thryallis. You can access the full newsletter, here, or read on… Read More

WOW! 4-H Does That? Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (https://faitc.org/)

Why is agricultural education so valuable? AgAmerica Lending, (https://agamerica.com/blog/importance-of-youth-in-agriculture/), commends organizations like FFA and 4-H because they are helping to ensure the future of American agriculture. Through chapters and clubs, school enrichment programs, and special interest workshops, youth… Read More