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Happy National Lighthouse Day

Miami-Dade County's Three Lighthouses

On August 7, 1789, Congress approved an Act for the establishment and support of lighthouses, beacons, buoys, and public piers (lighthousefoundation.org). Two hundred years later, Congress passed a resolution designating August 7th National Lighthouse Day. Why is this… Read More

Virus throttles Florida’s lucrative ornamental plant industry (Interview)

How is COVID-19 pandemic affecting the ornamental plant industry in Florida? Follow this interview by AFP news to a nursery grower and UF/IFAS Extension expert in Miami-Dade County By AFP. The palm trees that line many US boulevards,… Read More

What is wrong with the Sabal palm?

It’s difficult to believe that our state tree, Sabal palmetto, is presenting some difficulties. For me, Sabals are a bullet proof plant, until recently… What is the culprit? Lethal bronzing disease (LBD)! It used to be called Texas… Read More

International Plant Expo in Florida

Did you know that the #ornamental #plant industry in south Florida creates almost 40,000 jobs? And one place for you to see why, is the annual TPIE event. What is TPIE? The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) is… Read More

Free OSHA trainings: Safety at work in Miami-Dade

Get train in safety at work in Miami-Dade County! Register now to attend one or more of the free OSHA training sessions offered in partnership by USF OTI Education Center and USF SafetyFlorida. Recommit yourself to help keep… Read More

Do you know what a Whitefly Biotype Q is?

It is a significant pest that could damage agriculture, has spread from Palm Beach to seven (7)other Florida counties, according to a University of Florida (UF) Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) entomologist: Dr. OSborne. Crops that could… Read More

Miami-Dade Ag is one Primary Natural Disaster Area for USDA loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 3, 2016, through Jan. 29, 2016…. Read More