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The Value of Birds


July 18, 2017

Have you ever thought about the value of birds? I mean, the value in dollars. There over 18,000 birds on this planet; all are different and all play a role in keeping Florida ecosystems healthy. They can also keep us and our economy healthy ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Ecosystem Services, Pest Control, Pollinators, Special Topics

New UF center updating research on Southeastern agricultural health and safety

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July 5, 2017

By Ricky Telg GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Data about the safety and health of agricultural, forestry and fisheries workers in Florida is severely outdated, according to the director of a newly formed agricultural health and safety center, and is ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, CALS, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Extension, News, Southeastern Coastal Center For Agricultural Safety And Health, Worker Safety

Bacterial Leaf Spot


June 16, 2017

With all the rain and increased humidity levels lately, disease is on the rise and many of your plants may be showing it. One problem I have encountered in my community gardens is bacterial spot disease or leaf spot. This bacterial disease is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Bacterial Leaf Spot, Community Gardens, Fertilizers, Florida, Gardens, Peppers, Pesticides, Summer, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Warm Season

Jeepers creepers what are all these creatures? See our new UF/IFAS Featured Creatures!

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May 25, 2017

It is that time of year when it seems that everywhere you look is an insect you have never seen before. To keep you in the know we have pulled together some of the newest Creatures from the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: #ufbugs, BugWeek, Entomology, FAQ, Insects

UF researcher offers Floridians tips for surviving country’s worst drought

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May 23, 2017

GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any U.S. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Conserve, Drought, News, Water

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