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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

UF/IFAS scientists address food security in the Caribbean

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February 6, 2024

At their core, land-grant institutions like the University of Florida focus on how science, research and global partnerships can address food-security challenges, develop innovative solutions and efficiently reach those in need. To promote ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Caribbean, Crop Yields, Fisheries, Food Security, Forestry, Global Food Security, Global Partnerships, Industry And Labour, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jehangir Bhadha, Kelly Morgan, Lincoln Zotarelli, News, Nutrients, Rural Transformation, Saint Vincent And The Grenadines Ministry Of Agriculture, Sarah Strauss, Soil, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbiology, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Taiwan International Cooperation And Development Fund, U.S. Agency For International Development/Eastern And Southern Caribbean Region, U.S. Department Of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF-IFAS, Water, Wildlife Ecology And Conservation
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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

These Are Not the Pests You’re Looking For

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January 22, 2024

We want our plants to do their best: to grow, to be healthy, to flourish, to bloom, and in the case of fruit trees, to produce. As the Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent for Miami-Dade County, I am often presented with what the grower ... READ MORE

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

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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Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom: Empowering Developing Nations with Agricultural Models


January 11, 2024

Welcome to the second entry of our GFSI Faculty Global Impact blog post series. In this edition, we highlight the work of Dr. Gerrit Hoogenboom, leader of the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) initiative. In his words, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Water
Tags: Agriculture, Agrimodels, DSSAT, GFSI Faculty, Global Food Systems Institute, Hoogenboom
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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

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