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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

Gardens of the World: Expanding Empires


August 16, 2020

Introduction An expanding civilization brought expanding empires with new ideas, cultures, and gardens. As civilization expanded, so did landscape and garden design. Throughout history, different cultures embodied themselves through landscape ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Design, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Garden, Garden Design, Garden History, Gardens Of The World, Greece, Greek, Horticulture, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Persia, Roman, Rome
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Diversify the Landscape: Annuals and Perennials


June 8, 2020

Landscape Diversity with Annuals and Perennials Let us spice up our landscapes. Our landscapes our overrun with a limited plant palette. We must diversify the landscape. In this landscape series, “Diversify the Landscape”, we are exploring ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Alachua, Diversify The Landscape, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension

Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm


May 8, 2020

Wildlife in the Environment "DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs, digging ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alachua, Attracting Wildlife, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Insects, Landscape, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife

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,

Green Spaces and Public Health


April 13, 2020

Importance of Green Spaces This morning, while working at my alternate location, I listened to a cardinal’s serenade, watched a plump of Black-Bellied Whistle Ducks fly over, touched the morning dew with my feet, sat under a canopy of a tree, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Accessability, Air Quality, Design, Green Spaces, Parks, Public Health, Recreation, Trees, Urban Areas, Urban Design, Water Quality

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