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2015-16 Cleansweep: To dispose canceled, suspended, unusable pesticides

The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP). WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  This… Read More

Downy mildew confirmed on South FL purple velvet plants

Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say. Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers,… Read More

#UFBugs – UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly in Miami-Dade

It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents:… Read More

Do you want to learn if you are wasting herbicides during your application for FREE?

University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension –Miami-Dade County and FNGLA can help! We want to help your nursery succeed. Most plant nurseries do not know how much herbicide they are applying. University of Florida Miami-Dade County Extension and UF/IFAS… Read More

Free Organic farm practices Workshop in Homestead: 01/05/15

NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is offering a series of workshops about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. Three workshops are slated for Florida, with the… Read More

US. Secretary of Agriculture Visit to UF/IFAS Extension office in Miami-Dade County on 10/02/14

Tom Vilsack , the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture will visit the Agricultural community and for that reason, a meeting open to the Public and Media will be be hosted at the University of Florida (UF)/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension… Read More

UF/IFAS Farm Labor Supervisor Training Program–Homestead

Morning Sessions: Wage & Hour: Minimum wage, hours worked, wage summary, working conditions Discrimination/Sexual Harassment (EEOC): EEO case studies, child labor, human trafficking Afternoon Sessions: Worker Safety Safe Driving: Vehicle inspections, driver preparation, defensive driving WHO:   Supervisors of farm workers including field supervisors,… Read More