Nitrogen plays several important roles in plant health. It provides structural, genetic, and metabolic compounds, amino acids, and enzymes. It also contributes to photosynthetic activity. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient to apply because it directly impacts the… Read More
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Bob Hochmuth (RSA – Vegetable Crops) and De Broughton (RSA – Agronomic Row Crops) from the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center discussed the role of controlled release fertilizer in future BMPs during the recent Virtual Ag… Read More
Dr. Zachary Brym, an assistant professor of agroecology with the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, provided an overview of the hemp industry in Florida and the research that is currently being done on the topic. Hemp was… Read More
Drs. Mark Clark and Lincoln Zotarelli discussed alternative irrigation methods to seepage and their impact on water quality and quantity.
Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, an assistant professor studying citrus water and nutrient management at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, was the speaker during the seventh session of the 2020 BMP Summit. Dr. Kadyampakeni discussed the role of… Read More
Florida is the largest producer of citrus in the U.S., with a ten-billion-dollar industry consisting mostly of juice oranges. However, Florida’s citrus trees have suffered from Huanglongbing (HLB) disease since 2005. The infection rate throughout the state has… Read More
Dr. Amy Shober, a professor and extension specialist in nutrient management at the University of Delaware, was the third speaker of the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit. Dr. Shober discussed the current state of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For several years, UF/IFAS Extension has offered online certification courses in greenhouse management, with more than 650 growers completing the courses in 2019. The Greenhouse Training Online program recently expanded to launch a new YouTube… Read More
Dr. Michael Mulvaney, an assistant professor studying cropping systems at the UF/IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center, discussed the potential for nitrogen credits following peanut crops. In Florida, pre-plant soil nitrogen credits are not given. This is… Read More
Dr. David Wright, a professor of agronomy with the UF North Florida Research and Education Center, presented a recent seminar on how cover crops and cattle grazing are a BMP to following crops.