The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself. Freezes and hurricanes can wipe out a year’s investment overnight, while longer-term scourges like drought, disease and pest infestations ... READ MORE
By BJ Jarvis
A great way to break up the monotony if you are stuck at home is to grow some delicious and nutrition vegetables.
Spring is the perfect time to start some relatively easy vegetables that thrive in our warm/hot days and pleasant ... 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
Master Gardener volunteers with the UF – Citrus County Extension Service were very busy in 2017 providing a valuable service of gardening solutions to our county. Highly trained volunteers have been hard at work since 1987 with the most recent ... READ MORE
As I have written about in the past, Brunswickgrass also referred to as brown seeded paspalum, is becoming a growing problem in many perennial pastures in the southeast. Due to its physical characteristics brunswickgrass is highly competitive ... READ MORE
As the Fall season has finally come, we are still seeing warm and wet summer weather. These conditions are perfect for a troublesome pasture weed, called Doveweed (Murdannia nudifflora). This summer annual weed is in the dayflower family and ... READ MORE
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 ... READ MORE
Proper fertilization is very important when growing field or forage crops. Development of fertilization programs for Florida requires that consideration be given to nutrient requirements for each crop. Soil nutrient levels, reactions of the ... READ MORE
Trich- a very tricky situation
Trichomoniasis, commonly referred to as “trich”, is a venereal disease that impacts several species, including humans. In cattle, the disease is caused by the protozoa Tritrichomonas foetus, a motile organism ... READ MORE