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Category: Crops

2020 National Cover Crop Survey – Farmer Input Needed by April 12, 2020

As we approach the end of the growing season here in South Florida, now can be a good time to think about planting summer cover crops.  University of Florida researcher, Dr. Danielle Treadwell, shares that there is currently… Read More

Outlets for Local Produce

During the pandemic, many of our local producers have had difficulty finding outlets to sell their produce, while distributors, institutional buyers, food banks, and others may need produce.  Listed below are opportunities that may be of help now… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Minor Wind and Rain, Storms Still Hurt Growers

In Martin County, Hurricane Dorian brought a potential for Category 5 storm force winds, rain, and storm surge.  Nursery, vegetable, aquaculture and other growers facing storms like Dorian must prepare for the worst.  Preparation and recovery efforts cost… Read More

Hurricane Preparation for Container Nurseries

For container nurseries, as with our homes, businesses, and other types of agricultural operations, good preparation can really make a difference for the better.  With Hurricane Dorian preparing to make landfall in Florida, here are some suggested hurricane… Read More

Hay Quality – Not all hay is created equal

Between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of hay are produced every year Domestic grazing animals such as cattle, horses, and goats require conserved forage to maintain weight and health through winter months when temperatures deter forage growth. Hay crop production… Read More