Category: Farm Management

Differences in Organic, Natural, and Health Foods

For quite some time there has been an explosion of health food products on the market, specifically advertised as either organic foods or natural foods.  Most people don’t know that there is a major difference between organic, natural… Read More

Cold Protection of Florida Citrus: Microsprinkler Irrigation

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Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts.  More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability,… Read More

Plant Biostimulants: Know the Facts

Recent years have seen an explosion of products termed “biostimulants”. What is biostimulants? Are they a good alternative to traditional chemical products?  Due to the recent outbreak of citrus greening in Florida, UF/IFAS has been conducting research on… Read More

Florida Pasture Lease vs Cropland Lease

National Pasture Lease Information Pasture leasing is an annual expense that needs to be factored into annual budgets.  The national average cash rent pasture rates in 2017 are $12.50/acre, which is a decrease of $0.50/acre in comparison of rates… 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