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Spraying crops. Photos from the Smathers Archives.

Agriculture and Occupational Health


December 15, 2021

While scouring the produce aisles at the grocery store, a shopper ponders questions. Are these tomatoes bright enough to make a nice garnish? Are those berries ripe? How do the featured apples taste compared to my old favorites? Will my picky ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Beatrice Fenelon Pierre, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Health, Safety, Tracy Irani, Tyler S. Nesbit, Work
Sprinklers watering young citrus trees.

Learning about Farming Data


November 4, 2021

The issue of data collection, use, and ownership continues to be an important one. It relates to many facets of everyday life: social media, online shopping, media consumption, browsing habits, apps, and more. Questions of ownership and control ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Professional Development
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Albert De Vries, D. Daniel Sokol, Farming Data, Yiannis Ampatzidis, Ziwen Yu
Oranges on an orange tree in a citrus grove. Photo taken 02-07-20.

Florida Citrus Production Guide and Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida


August 26, 2021

Earlier this month, EDIS released the 2021–2022 edition of the Florida Citrus Production Guide, an annual reference guide for commercial Florida citrus growers. The Citrus Production Guide includes detailed chapters on diagnosis and management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Citrus
Tags: Biopesticides, Citrus, Citrus Production Guide, Citrus Research And Education Center, Integrated Pest Management, Vegetable Production Handbook
Freshly picked tomatoes.

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida


July 22, 2021

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Agriculture, Clyde Fraisse, Deaths, Fishing, Forestry, Risk, Safety, Serap Gorucu, Ziwen Yu
Cotton farm.

Estimating Cotton Yield


May 14, 2021

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 Yield, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Professional Development
Tags: Agronomy Department, Cotton, David Wright, De Broughton, Emma Brooks, Ethan Carter, Ian Small, Joseph Iboyi, Mahesh Bashyal, Mark Mauldin, Michael J. Mulvaney, Pratap Devkota, West Florida REC
Fresh yellow, red, and orange peppers at the farmers market.

Farmer-Led Cooperatives and Farm to School Procurement


March 31, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Buying Local, Catherine Campbell, Danielle D. Treadwell, Farm To School, Farmer-led Cooperative, Feasibility, Jonathan Adam Watson, Ray Bucklin, Small Farm, Southwest Florida

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