Many of the landscape professionals I've spoken with have shared that they value licensing and certifications. Expanding their professional qualifications allows them to stand out as a leader in their field, earn the respect of their peers and ... READ MORE
There are close to 70,000 licensed pesticide applicators in the state of Florida. All applicators must take an exam, demonstrating knowledge about pesticides. These include things like reading a label, math, laws and general safety. That testing ... READ MORE
Dana Choi grew up in South Korea but considers Florida her second home.
She spent several years on the main campus of the University of Florida, getting her master’s and doctoral degrees in agricultural and biological engineering from the ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS team that has released more than 250 fruit, vegetable and other plant cultivars in the past decade is getting even stronger.
Seven budding scientists from around the world arrived in Florida in August to work with Plant Breeders ... READ MORE
When Tom Hoversen, co-owner of Comarco Products, graciously welcomed me into his facility, I was simply overwhelmed with the scale of production. I thought to myself “I must be dreaming.” This absolutely impressive operation with three ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE
Green Industry Best Management Practices Certifications: Could Potentially Save the State Millions of Dollars and Boost Local Counties Economy
Part of a comprehensive program under the University of Florida’s, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ ... READ MORE
LIVE OAK, Fla. --- For farmers in the Suwannee Valley, using Best Management Practices (BMP) are more important than ever to efficiently irrigate their crops. At the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley (UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients. To ... READ MORE
Agriculture means business in the state of Florida. It is the state’s 2nd largest economic driver and the top industry in times of economic downturn. According to a recent report from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, ... READ MORE