A spate of recent “acute” cattle deaths has led to a state investigation and prompted the voluntary recall of a cattle feed product. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provided specific details in a Jan. 11… Read More
Please join us for an informative cost share workshop, November 7, 2018, 10 am – Noon. Meet at Levy County Extension, Conference Room, 625 North Hathaway Avenue/27A, Bronson, FL. 32621. There is no fee to attend. Please call… Read More
1.5 million students nationally have gained real-world knowledge through the program. Contact: Vanessa Spero, Regional Specialized 4-H Agent, Co-coordinator for LifeSmarts, Vspero@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The UF/IFAS Florida 4-H Youth Development Program and the Florida Department of Agriculture… Read More
Please see the below for important information regarding the Operation Cleansweep program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This program has been funded through the end of 2018.
What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it be found? The… Read More
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Across Florida, thousands of small, red beetles have been battling the invasive air potato vine for the last eight years, one bite at a time. And they appear to be prospering, according to the latest… Read More
When it comes to understanding soil moisture levels, Florida farmers and growers may turn to the sky. Thanks to a grant from the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services aimed at using sUAS systems to assist with… Read More