Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Tips on how to protect livestock during hurricane

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  While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard animals before, during… Read More

UF expert: Keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for hurricanes

By Tom Nordlie Media Contact: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Last-minute grocery shoppers should keep healthy eating in mind when preparing for Hurricane Irma, says a nutrition expert with the University of Florida Institute of Food… Read More

Anticipating Pests for Fall Planting Season

As I start planning for the fall planting season, not only am I starting transplants of cool season vegetables and getting ready to plant, I also am getting prepared for the pests that will attack my crops. I… Read More

Hurricanes and nursery crops

There is a relation between hurricanes, nursery crops and economy in south Florida. Miami-Dade County is the number #1 producer in ornamental plants that you may see in every office, house or landscape in the US.  However, during a natural disaster… Read More

Winter is Coming- Grazing Cool Season Forages

What are you going to feed this winter? Bahia and Bermuda grass are the most predominant pasture grasses in Florida which allows for plenty of warm season forage production but leaves us short in the winter. The solution?… Read More

UF/IFAS Nature Coast Biological Station grand opening Sept. 22 and 23

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers working on Florida’s Nature Coast finally have a place to call home. The grand opening of the Nature Coast Biological Station facility, part of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural… Read More