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Estimating Cotton Yield

Cotton farm.

A lot of planning, preparation, and labor goes into cotton production. The ability to estimate yield and familiarity with factors that affect yield can help growers with crop management. A recent EDIS publication, Estimating Cotton… Read More

Stock Assessment: Using Science to Protect Our Fisheries

photo of docks and fisheries in Cedar Key, Florida. Photo taken 10-22-20.

A new publication, What is stock assessment?, explains how managers monitor populations of fish and make decisions to ensure the sustainability of a fishery. How do managers determine catch limits? It may seem simple: if… Read More

Three Easy Ways to Make Compost for Your Florida-Friendly Garden

Backyard composter, flowers in pots, trees in background. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright

It’s April, which means it’s time to up your Florida-friendly gardening game! A great way to improve your edible garden is to use what you already have lying around to make compost, which boosts the… Read More

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement

Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

One feature of the Farm to School (F2S) program is the purchase of food from local farms for cafeteria service. Florida's climate and year-round production provide opportunities to expand F2S. These conditions introduce exciting possibilities… Read More

Plan a garden that saves you money

Photo of piled tomatoes.

If you’re like me, each year you spend all of the month of February (or January if you’re farther south) dreaming of the tomatoes and peppers you’d like to be growing and wishing you didn’t… Read More

Plant-Based Milks

Two handfuls of almonds

Quick: How many different milks can you name? There’s cow milk, of course, in whole, low-fat, and skim varieties; there’s chocolate and strawberry milk; and many of us are also familiar with soy and almond… Read More