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Composting Basics

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February 9, 2024

If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and I’m sure it’s quite loud. That philosophical question has never held my interest. Now, if you start talking about what happens ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture
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Becoming a Farmer (Part 7 of 7): Enough With the Questions! I (Think) I’m Ready to Roll!

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February 6, 2024

“Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you’ve learned, but in the questions you’ve learned how to ask.” -- Bill Watterson What’s With All the Questions!?! KEY QUESTIONS • Who? ✔ • What ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, BecomingAFarmer, Business, Farm, Farm School, Grower, Pgm_Ag, Ranch, Small Farm, Small Farming

Licencias de Plaguicidas en Florida: La Lay de Plaguicidas y sus Categorías (Parte 2 de 2)

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January 12, 2024

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados en la aplicación de plaguicidas. La ley de plaguicidas de Florida está dividida bajo 3 capítulos bajo los estatutos del estado. Estos son los capítulos 388, 482 y 487. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Español, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Licencias de Plaguicidas en Florida: Conceptos Legales, Recursos y el Proceso de Solicitar su Licencia (Parte 1 de 2)

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January 12, 2024

Florida es un estado en el cual la protección del medio ambiente se toma muy en serio. Los plaguicidas que se utilizan con propósitos comerciales o agrícolas son altamente regulados por el gobierno con el fin de garantizar el conocimiento ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Español, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Does Organic Mean Safe?

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January 11, 2024

Hello Avid Readers! Welcome back and Happy New Year! We are starting the year with a topic that comes up often. Have you ever been asked, does organic mean safe? As an entomologist, I have been asked this often, or heard it stated as a fact. ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Conventional, Emily Kraus, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Organic, Pesticide Label, Pesticide Safety, Safety, Synthetic
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Becoming a Farmer (Part 6 of 7): “When” Do You Make the Dream Come True?

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January 8, 2024

"If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe." -- Abraham Lincoln As a kid, we sometimes couldn't wait for Christmas and we tore into the presents early. Finally, when the big day arrived, we ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management
Tags: Ag, Agriculture, BecomingAFarmer, Business, Farm, Farm School, Grower, Pgm_Ag, Ranch, Small Farm, Small Farming

Can urban agriculture sow sustainable food production, resilient communities? Scientists offer a potential roadmap

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January 2, 2024

Urban agriculture is growing food on a small-scale, using venues such as small rooftops, balcony gardens, community grounds, small urban farms and even empty lots of land. While experts tout the benefits of urban agriculture as a ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Climate Change, Fort Lauderdale Research And Education Center, Jiangxiao Qiu, Nature Food, News, Research, Self-sustaining Communities, Sustainable Urban Agriculture, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, University Of Florida, Urban Agriculture, Urban Food Production, Urban Gardening

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Steps and Methods

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December 14, 2023

The weather in Florida is adequate for many organisms to thrive. Unfortunately, this also includes many pest species that can harm crops and Ornamental plants. A pest can be any insect, mite, weed, fungi, bacteria, virus, bird, or any other ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Biological Control, Florida Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Polk Small Farms, UF-IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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