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High Tunnels Use in Specialty Crop Production


February 22, 2022

There are several reasons to consider building a high tunnel. The most common reasons include protecting crops from the elements, extension of cropping seasons, and improved crop yield and quality. Adoption of high tunnels has been favored by ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: FarmingAlachua, FloridaAg, UF/IFAS Extension

Calibrating a Backpack Sprayer; the 1/128th Rule


February 4, 2022

In preparation for Spring, it is a good idea to make sure your equipment is calibrated and in good working condition. This article discusses a quick and easy method for calibrating a hand-powered, backpack sprayer. Calibration is important so ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Calibration, NFLAG, Pesticide

Okay google … Search for funding opportunities for my farm


September 7, 2021

If only it would be that easy! It can be tricky to filter through all the information available on the web, tease apart what programs apply to you, and find out about what is available locally. For that reason, Alachua, Bradford, and Union ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, FarmingAlachua, Starting-a-Farm, UF/IFAS Extension

The Importance of Submitting Plant Samples to Diagnostic Laboratories


April 27, 2020

Why Submit a Sample? In this age of modern technology and web based diagnostic platforms, it is becoming much easier for producers and other professionals in plant production to find answers to questions about their growing operations. Although ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease,

Creating a directory to sell directly to FL consumers during COVID-19 outbreak


April 7, 2020

Many of the traditional markets for the distribution of goods to consumers have been disrupted during the COVID-19 outbreak. It would be ideal to have a way to connect the consumers and the producers so we can all help each other during this ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Local, UF/IFAS Extension

Online CEU opportunities for license renewal


April 6, 2020

There are multiple ways in which you could earn Continued Education Units (CEUs) to renew your pesticide license online. You can visit any of the websites below for online CEUs: University of Florida Online CEUs through the IFAS Catalog. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Alachua, COVID-19, FarmingAlachua, Horticulture, Licensing, Pesticide

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