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What Goes Up Comes DOWN! Alternatives to Helium Balloons

A helium balloon remains stuck on the stake of a sea turtle nest in Miami. Photo: Leanne Hauptman

By Ana Zangroniz, Florida Sea Grant Extension Agent & Leanne Hauptman, Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program Now that sea turtle nesting season is in full swing, the Miami-Dade County Sea Turtle Conservation Program staff… 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… Read More

New Crop for Florida thanks to UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Research Project

Did you know that University of Florida /IFAS researchers (scientists) are working on a new crop for the Florida industry: it is the Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Project! I found out all this information when… Read More

New insect pest in Miami-Dade County

What is it? There is a new insect pest found in Miami-Dade County. An armored scale, to be specific, it is called the phantasma scale (Fiorinia phantasma) that can affect ornamental plants. Where can it… 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…. Read More

FL Agriculture Financial Management Conference is here!

Do you want to learn about financial risk management seminars next to other growers of Florida in a Central location with meals and educational speakers? Now is the time! The FAFMC (FL Agriculture Financial Management… Read More