Category: Agriculture

Pesticide Applicator Training and Testing

GENERAL CERTIFICATION STANDARDS TRAINING & TESTING FOR AGRICULTURAL PESTICIDE APPLICATORS On Nov 15, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., the UF / IFAS – St. Lucie County Extension will be conducting a training and testing program entitled “General Certification Core Training for… Read More

Winter Tips for Turfgrass in Highlands County

Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds for publication on October 8th, 2017 in the Highlands Today Newspaper. Florida lawns may go into a form of dormancy during the winter but there are several things… Read More

Hay Quality – Not all hay is created equal

Between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of hay are produced every year Domestic grazing animals such as cattle, horses, and goats require conserved forage to maintain weight and health through winter months when temperatures deter forage growth. Hay crop production… Read More

Dirt is a dirty word – The impact of soil health on sustainability

Dirt is synonymous with filth, clutter, mess, and other descriptors used for things that generally have a negative impact on well being.  That being the case, why should ‘dirt’ be used to refer to one of the most important things to sustaining… Read More

STEM+Agriculture and 4-H!

What is “STEAM”? Science, technology, engineering, agriculture (or art!), and math! It is important that youth have opportunities to engage in these fields, as they instill critical thinking, curiosity, global engagement, and the confidence to change the world… Read More