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Showy Crotalaria

Showy crotalaria (Crotalaria spectablis) Francisco Rivera Melendez, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County Showy crotalaria is a fast-growing summer annual. Like all summer annuals, it germinates in the early spring, flowers in late summer, and set seeds and dies in… Read More

Cover Crops

Cover Crops Florida Soil Characteristics The extremely sandy soils of Florida make it difficult to establish crop stands and to attain deep rooting and other factors associated with crop vigor, yield, and quality. Appropriate use of cover crops… Read More

Florida Master Naturalist 20th Anniversary Graduate Spotlight on Bill Gibson, Ecotourism Operator

We’re highlighting all things Florida Master Naturalist Program (FMNP) in 2021 as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Learn more about FMNP, view the first blog post here. This blog features my interview with Bill Gibson, Florida Master Naturalist… Read More

Getting your Farm stuff together: Keeping Record on your computer  

I often get calls from small farmers who need help starting their farming operation. To successfully start and continue operating a small farm, basic knowledge of animal production is crucial, along with documentation of the processes carried out… Read More