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Category: Agriculture

Helping Buyers and Sellers Connect During COVID-19 Disruptions to Florida Food Markets

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but recent limits on… Read More

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/16/20 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. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office… Read More

Water Source Recommendations for Food Safety

Supplemental water is necessary for good crop yields in fruit and vegetable production. Water quality is equally as important as water quantity when it comes to fruit and vegetable production. Unfortunately, water can transport harmful microorganisms from adjacent… Read More

Exclusion Techniques to Manage Greenhouse Insect Pests

Greenhouse Construction

Greenhouse vegetable production can help diversify your farm.  Florida possesses a competitive advantage during winter months, because of much lower heating costs compared to other states and Canada.  A major disadvantage, however, to producing greenhouse vegetables during the… Read More

Miravis Fungicide Now Registered for Peanuts in Florida

A Healthy Peanut Canopy

Article written by John D. Atkins, UF/IFAS Extension – Santa Rosa County. Syngenta has successfully completed the registration process with the Florida Department of Agriculture for a new fungicide for Florida peanut farmers called Miravis.  Miravis is the… Read More

Cautious Optimism About Whitefly Pressure on Fall Vegetables this Year

TYLC on watermelon.

Josh Freeman, Associate Professor of Horticultural Sciences, University of Florida, Xavier Martini, Assistant Professor of Entomology, University of Florida, Mathews Paret, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida, Stormy Sparks, Professor of Entomology, University of Georgia, and… Read More