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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Got Pesticide Pileup? Operation Cleansweep for Disposal

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Got pesticide pileup? Have you inherited someone else’s pesticide storage? No worries even if it’s your own! Operation Cleansweep is a great opportunity to properly dispose of pesticides that you may have been putting off dealing with. Bite… Read More

“Roundup®” License- Is it For You?

Polk County pesticide applicators enjoy professional development and learning

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike should be aware that the State of Florida requires a license in order to apply any pesticide (including herbicides such as Roundup®) as part of a landscape business. The Limited Commercial Maintenance License… Read More

CEUs and Certification: Green Industries Best Management Practices

Polk County pesticide applicators enjoy professional development and learning

Why do landscape professionals and the property owners they serve need to know more about the Green Industries Best Management Practices? Concerns about excessive nutrients and Florida’s water quality have led to increased focus on the use of… Read More

Florida Farming: Grow, Process, Sell, Repeat: The UF/IFAS Florida Direct Marketing Handbook Is Published

Tips for farmers' market sales

Do you dream of a small farm side hustle to test your business savvy and open up your financial opportunities for the future? UF/IFAS Extension has just the guide for you! The Florida Direct Marketing Handbook is an… Read More

Join us for the SWFL Small Farmer Network Meeting @ True Blue Winery and Bistro!

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The Southwest Florida Small Farm Network is celebrating over ten years of grassroots meetings connecting small and beginning farmers to practical education, resources and community. Howard and Fatima Gill are the adorable couple that will offer us a… Read More