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
Many producers have started planting corn or will be doing so in Northeast Florida within the next few weeks. There are several consideration that need to be made to increase seedling germination, stand counts and yield.
Hybrid ... READ MORE
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
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
There are a number of soil borne pathogens that can cause damping off in Spring planted corn. (i.e. Fusarium spp., Pythium spp., and Rhizoctonia spp.). Environmental factors such as cool, wet soils can exacerbate disease incidence ... READ MORE
What's wrong with my plants? There are multiple resources available to you to help diagnose and ID pests and diseases affecting your crops. Phone numbers for the different labs are provided and we encourage you to take advantage of electronic ... READ MORE
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
Pesticide Licensing and Training in Alachua County
In order to apply restricted use pesticides in the state of Florida, one must obtain and maintain a pesticide applicator's license. Regulation of these licenses is the responsibility of ... READ MORE
In an effort to reach a non-agricultural audience, the “Alachua County Farm Bureau Food and Agriculture Festival” was held on Saturday, November 23rd 2019. This event was planned by the District 4 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers ... READ MORE
Please join us June 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Suwanee Valley Agricultural Extension Center (8202 CR 417, Live Oak, FL 32060) (with Dr. Tatiana Sanchez, Commercial Horticulture Agent and Dr. Kevin Korus, Ag and Natural Resources ... READ MORE