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On the Prowl for Poisonous Pasture Weeds

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May 17, 2024

When North Florida really starts to warm up, I often get numerous calls concerning unknown weeds, identifying foreign plants, and lots of, "Is this poisonous?" questions. In fact, there is not a season that goes by that I don't add an entirely ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Farm Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Clay County, Livestock, Native, Nonnative, Pasture, Plant, Poisonous, Toxicity, Weed, Weeds

How to Maintain Atala Butterflies in Your Garden Year-Round, Third Blog

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May 17, 2024

How to Maintain Atala Butterflies in Your Garden Year-Round, Blog 3 In-A-Pinch Preventative Measures The Other Cycads: In my early years of Atala butterfly gardening I would panic during their peak caterpillar munching phase. Fearing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Florida, Home Landscaping, Master Gardener, Miami, Miami-Dade, Miami-Dade Extension, Natural Resources, Wild Life

May 21: Discover the sweet secrets of Florida-grown mangos at UF/IFAS online, expert-led workshop

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May 16, 2024

What makes Florida-grown mangos a commodity that growers and enthusiasts alike adore? Find out May 21 at a free online Mango Growers Workshop. Whether you grow, pick, pack, sell or simply enjoy mangos, scientists at the University of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Edward Mango, Florida Grown, Florida-grown Mangos, Jonathan Crane, Maha Chinook Mango, Mango, Mango Cultivation, Mango Season, Palmer Mango, Rosigold Mango, Southern Blush Mango, Tropical Research And Education Center
Chickens

Ten years on, UF/IFAS poultry program keeps clucking

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May 16, 2024

For years, the presence of chickens in some Jacksonville backyards remained an open secret; observant neighbors knew they existed, and many didn’t mind. But some did. (more…) READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock
Tags: Agriculture, Backyard, Backyard Chickens, Chicken, Class, Coop, Duval County, Egg, Extension, Hardee County, Hen, Hobby, IFAS, Institute For Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jacksonville, Poultry, Program, Seminar, Sourse, Spanish, Stephen Jennewein, UF, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

Fertilizing Fruit Trees

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May 16, 2024

There are 16 nutrients plants need to thrive and they are divided into macro and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in larger quantities than micronutrients, but all 16 elements are needed for proper plant growth. The macronutrients are ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching

How It Happened: Community support creates community space at NFREC-Suwannee Valley


May 16, 2024

The land-grant mission develops and extends science-based knowledge from the university to individuals, businesses and communities across the state. Fulfilling this mission for the communities of the Suwannee River Basin is the focus of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Advancement Council, Community Support, Extension, Florida Farm Bureau, How It Happened, Live Oak, NFREC, NFREC-SV, Nutrien, Pavilion, Suwannee Valley, UF-IFAS
Cotton

UF scientist tests methods for boosting America’s cotton crop

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May 16, 2024

The United States leads the world in cotton exports by value, accounting for $5.7 billion, or 33%, of exports of the textile, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But researchers hope to bolster American production even more through ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Agronomy, Cotton, Cotton Incorporated, Farm, Gadsen, Germination, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jackson, Jefferson, Live Oak, Megan Winslow, North Florida Research And Education Center, Quincy, Study, Sudeep Sidhu, Suwannee, Trials, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

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