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Category: Farm Management

How Do I Apply for a Pesticide Applicator License?

If you are new to the landscaping industry, agriculture, starting a business in pest control, or work for a government, then you may need a pesticide applicator license. Who’s in charge? The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer… Read More

WPS Train-The-Trainer Certification and Pesticide Safety available online

Need to get the certificate to become a Worker Protection Safety (WPS) trainer? The training is now online.  Materials can be download or streamed from YouTube. (It will take some time to download some of these materials due… Read More

Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals

Recording the Impacts of COVID-19 on Agricultural Professionals UF/IFAS researchers are surveying agricultural professionals on the impact of COVID-19. The intent of the project is to capture the stories within the Florida food system to provide insights into… Read More

University of Florida partners on $26M grant to produce more crops with less water and energy

Above: The University of Florida Phenogator, an example of the technology that will be utilized at UF as part of the IoT4Ag Center. The Phenogator is a multi-purpose vehicle that uses sensors in combination with highly accurate GPS… Read More

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm

Equine care checklist: before and after the storm with UF/IFAS Extension equine specialist, Carissa Wickens Before the storm Pasture vs. barn Depending on the shelter or structures available, horses are often best kept out at pasture during a… Read More

Digital Diagnostics: Getting answers to your plant problems during times of social distancing

What is digital diagnostics? Digital diagnostics is the use of digital photos to identify problems. In the plant world, we can use digital diagnostics to answer questions about our plants. In times of social distancing and limited person-to-person… Read More

Backyard Chickens – Resources

Backyard Poultry Basics Online Course Looking to get started with raising backyard chickens or just trying to learn more? This course offers a beginners guide to raising chickens for eggs and covers topics such as breed selection, housing,… Read More

Using Artificial Intelligence for Strawberry Yield Prediction

The University of Florida and NVIDIA have recently announced a transformational partnership to create the most powerful artificial intelligence (AI) supercomputer in higher education. UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering (ABE)’s work in AI research, like all research in… Read More