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COVID-19 Testing for Agribusinesses In and Around Martin County

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With the fall vegetable growing season starting and agricultural professionals returning to prepare fields and plant as the pandemic continues, many agribusinesses are seeking COVID-19 testing for employers and employees.  Currently, Martin County offers testing in Indiantown and… Read More

Our Community Counts: Participating in the 2020 Census

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Census Data is Used in Distributing Federal Funds Billions of dollars in federal funding are at stake when it comes to the US Census.  The Census data tells policy-makers how much funding is needed by individual communities for… Read More

Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE! Oysters on the Half Shell

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In the US, we spend 70% of our seafood consumption at restaurants. As a result, the coronavirus pandemic virtually shut down restaurants and therefore, the majority of the seafood industry. While restaurants were closed, many Florida seafood producers… Read More

Plant Identification & Weed Management

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide.  Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, one of the key… Read More

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images

How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but a process of… Read More

The Challenge of Food Waste and Loss & How You Can Help

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Some of the compelling images during the coronavirus pandemic have shown massive amounts of produce being plowed under and milk being dumped.  At the same time, people across the nation and world are facing financial hardship, food supply… Read More

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

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

With the Coronavirus pandemic disrupting operations for businesses, including agribusinesses, government and industry have developed new resources to support business owners and their employees.  Below is a resource list, including information on available aid, state and federal requirements… 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