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Category: Farm Management

Coronavirus Safety Fact Sheets for Workers

I have received several questions regarding what to do if you have employees or work with others during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in agricultural operations and related businesses. While there is plenty of information about how the virus… Read More

Funding for COVID-19

Funding for COVID-19 Information regarding funding programs. As of today, there have been no announced programs from the USDA for losses from COVID-19. Payment Protection Program (PPP): This loan, based on payroll, will be accepting applications beginning tomorrow…. Read More

Agriculture Businesses during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

I received some questions from growers about agriculture compliance during Coronavirus pandemic As today, April 2 of 2020. I summarized the following information Coronavirus Emergency Order 07-20 Businesses Essential Businesses which may remain open Below is a fraction… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 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. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Damaging Lychee Erinose Mite found in Miami-Dade County

The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii, was found in a backyard lychee tree in the northern portion of Miami-Dade County, FL in February 2020. LEM was previously found in Lee County on Pine Island in February 2018,… Read More

Hurricane Dorian & Plant Nursery Checklist

According to National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a major hurricane as it approaches the Florida peninsula Landfall remains likely along East Central and/or Southeast Florida coast Forecast movement has slowed, with an increasing likelihood… Read More

Common Tropical Fruit Tree Problems

I’ve practiced horticulture for 25 years, worked with tropical fruit for 20 of those years, and just recently I celebrated five years as a commercial tropical fruit extension agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County. It stands to reason… Read More