Written by Ajia Paolillo, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Citrus Agent, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Highlands Counties On July 1, 2020 new record keeping requirements went into effect for nitrogen and phosphorus amounts applied by growers enrolled… Read More
Written by Dr. Michael D. Dukes, Center for Land Use Efficiency Director Since Senate Bill 712 (SB 712) was signed into law July 2020 there have been many questions about requirements and implementation. We have… Read More
Author: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy Acronyms BMP – Best Management Practices BMAP – Basin Management Action Plan FDACS – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FDEP… Read More
The recently adopted Senate Bill 712 has resulted in many questions. UF/IFAS Levy County Agriculture Agent, Mark Warren, wrote the following letter to help clarify some of the details. The letter is available for agents… Read More
During the last session of the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit, a panel presented BMP success stories. The panel included Gene McAvoy, UF/IFAS Extension, discussing Southwest Florida tomato production David Royal, The Nature Conservancy, discussing 4R… Read More
Dr. Charles Barrett, Regional Specialized Agent in Water Resources, discussed agent and grower perspectives on soil moisture sensors during the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit.
Nitrogen plays several important roles in plant health. It provides structural, genetic, and metabolic compounds, amino acids, and enzymes. It also contributes to photosynthetic activity. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient to apply because it… Read More
Bob Hochmuth (RSA – Vegetable Crops) and De Broughton (RSA – Agronomic Row Crops) from the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center discussed the role of controlled release fertilizer in future BMPs during the… Read More
Dr. Zachary Brym, an assistant professor of agroecology with the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, provided an overview of the hemp industry in Florida and the research that is currently being done on the… Read More
Drs. Mark Clark and Lincoln Zotarelli discussed alternative irrigation methods to seepage and their impact on water quality and quantity.