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Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers


February 8, 2023

Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops. Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. Additionally, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Water
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Environment, Irrigation, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension, Water

Florida Agricultural Policy Conference to focus on Farm Bill and crops

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February 8, 2023

Agricultural policy such as the Farm Bill pending before Congress, commodity outlooks and environmental management issues will lead the topics for the eighth annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference on March 2 at the UF/IFAS Gulf ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, UF/IFAS
Tags: Commodities, Derek Farnsworth, Farm Bill, Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Food And Resource Economics Department, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, J. Scott Angle

Tips for Starting a Vegetable Garden

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February 6, 2023

If you are getting started with growing your own vegetables in Florida, start by reading the Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide, available in English and Spanish. Choose a site that is full sun with access to water. Gardens can be grown in ... READ MORE

Category: , Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Compost, Garden, Hillsborough, Landscape, Seed, Silvasy, Soil, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Tia Silvasy, Vegetable

February First Friday with Florida First Detector


February 6, 2023

Recap of February First Friday with Florida First Detector In February, we talked about Invasive Scale Insects and covered identification of species commonly found in Florida and a few that were recently detected in Florida. Scale insects ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Biosecurity, Early Detection, FFD22-23, FloridaFirstDetector, Hemiptera, Insects, Invasive Species, Ornamental Plants, Palm Pests, Pests, Scale Insects, SeminoleCountyAg

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