Category: Natural Resources

Wilt Disease Hits Laurel Trees Including Avocados

“What is happening to these trees?” The plant diagnostic clinic at UF/IFAS Extension Manatee County frequently receives calls from residents concerned about dying trees along the roadsides.  Trees in the Laurel family, including redbay, swamp bay, sassafras, and… Read More

FAQ: Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE)

The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program on October 11, 2017, the first step in establishing a local program. Agreements still need to be signed with the PACE… Read More

Intriguing Termite Facts

First of all, the termite history . . .   Termites are over 100 million years.  Termites are an adaptive animal to exists after 100 million years. They eat the plant’s fiber, found in dead and decaying wood. This makes them “recyclers… Read More

Reviewing Basic Farm Conservation Practices

  Benefits of using conservation farming practices are linked to improved soil health, as well as water and nutrient management. A few for farmers to remember include: using cover crops, rotating crops, and conservation tillage. Use of Cover Crops This time of year, farmers… Read More

Precision Agriculture: A New Age of Farming

Precision agriculture technology has become one of the most popular fields of research worldwide. Science is continuously looking for more efficient ways to improve how we feed the world. Various technological aspects of precision farming utilize real time data and software analytics, (using GIS… Read More