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Para Germán Sandoya Miranda la pasión por la agricultura comenzó desde niño, mientras jugaba en las fincas de sus abuelos, en su tierra natal en la costa ecuatoriana.
A medida que se acercaba ... READ MORE
September 18-24 is National Farm Safety and Health Week.
Agriculture is one of our nation’s most important industries. It’s also one of the most hazardous. In 2020, 511 people died on the job while working in agriculture, forestry ... READ MORE
Managing manure can be a challenge for horse owners. One horse can produce an average of 50 pounds of waste per day and with an estimated 385,000 horses in Florida, that waste piles up. A new UF/IFAS online tool helps horse owners identify ways ... READ MORE
Hay varias plagas comunes en Florida que pueden causar daños graves a las plantas. Una de estas plagas comunes son los insectos soldados, también conocidos como chinches apestosas (“Stink Bugs”). Estas plagas, si no se controlan adecuadamente, ... READ MORE
There are various common pests in Florida known to cause serious damage to plants. One of these common pests are Soldier Bugs also known as Stink Bugs. These pests if not control properly can cause serious economic damage to both crops and ornamental ... READ MORE
Dangers lurk for those working in agriculture – an economic sector that includes farms, forestry, fisheries and hunting.
When you combine agriculture, forestry and fishing, 18,750 people suffered nonfatal injuries in 2020 in the United ... READ MORE
Safe can be defined as protected from or not exposed to danger or risk. Safety and wellbeing can come in waves when working in the agricultural field, as agriculturist we are considered to be among the most hazardous occupations in terms of ... READ MORE
The Palm Tree: A Florida Icon
Palm trees can be found in every corner of the Sunshine State, as they are a great landscape plant, are easy to maintain, and are hardy when planted in the right environment. There are over 30 types of palms ... READ MORE
Is your farm or ranch prepared for hurricane season? It is important to consider hurricane prep for farms before the storm. As the 2022 hurricane season starts at a leisurely pace, there’s talk of what the rest of the season holds. (more…) READ MORE
National Honeybee Day 2022
Written by Hailey Peirce for Nickie Munroe
August 20th, 2022, is National Honeybee Day. Today we are focusing on all things honey. We all know the delicious sweetness that honey brings to our taste buds. ... READ MORE