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Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang

The Science Behind Maintenance Control


December 13, 2020

By: Dr. Jason Ferrell, UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants Director Invasive plants are a constant problem in the environment. Whether they are blocking navigation and access, or damaging native plant communities, invasives have ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Center For Aquatic And Invasive Plants, Environmental Education, Invasive Plant Control, Invasive Plants, Invasive Species, Invasive Species Management, Invasive Species Research, Natural Resources, UF-IFAS

Hats and Pesticides


December 11, 2020

To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Question. It is common to see pesticide technicians in hats, particularly logoed ballcaps. They are practical for keeping the sun off while providing visibility for the company logo. The more worn in a hat ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Chemicals, Hat, Launder, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide Safety, Pesticides, PPE, Protection, Safety
Florida-Friendly Landscape maintained by licensed landscape professionals. Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.

Hiring a Pesticide/Herbicide or Fertilizer Applicator: Choose Licensed


December 9, 2020

Why Choose Licensed? Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed. Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Green Industry, Licensing, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension

Longino Scholarship: Cultivating a Legacy of Conservation


December 4, 2020

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is honored to announce that Longino Ranch has generously established a new scholarship in the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation. The B.T. “Buster” ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Forests, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Buster Longino, Longino Ranch, Longino Scholarship, Minton, SFRC

Upcoming Virtual Q&A on Florida’s Food System and COVID-19 | Initial Impressions


December 3, 2020

WHAT: A question-and-answer session with University of Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University researchers who are investigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Florida’s agriculture and food system industries. The interactive portion ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Events, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Catherine Campbell, Christa Court, Covid-19, David Outerbridge, Economic Impact Analysis Program, Jennifer Hagen
Stressed farmer

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress


December 1, 2020

The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — a full five years before ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, Money Matters, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Carl Jagger, Christa Court, Judy Corbus, Kendra Zamojski, Michael Gutter, News, Nick Place, Northwest Extension District, Santa Rosa County, Stephen Greer, Stress

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