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Category: Farm Management

Beat the Heat Summer CEU Sale

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. During our Beat… Read More

Annual equine industry event returns in-person this fall

Horse owners from around the state are invited to learn the latest science-based information on horse and pasture care at the Florida Equine Institute and Allied Trade Show. This year’s event will be in-person on Sept. 29. “We… Read More

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase hazard awareness, assist in the… Read More

Florida blueberry growers part of national survey on pollinator use

It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits — including fiber and vitamins C and K — and appreciate how it grows. For example, most blueberry farmers use pollinators, such as… Read More

Sustainability in Urban Food Production in Broward County

Article by UF/IFAS Extension Broward County Urban Horticulture Agent Lorna Bravo Why is Sustainable Urban Food Production Important? Globally, more than half of the population is living in urban areas that rely upon external supplies of resources, such… Read More

UF/IFAS announces results of two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project

UF/IFAS wrapped up the two-year Industrial Hemp Pilot Project with guidance that hemp may be a viable commodity for Florida growers in the future, with caution for economic and environmental challenges. The pilot project at UF/IFAS began in… Read More

Research Update: Following Pollen Substitute Patties in a Honey Bee Colony

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory conducted a research project that led to a publication on pollen substitutes. Below is a summary of the research as well as a link to the full publication. Purpose: The… Read More

UF ANS Alumni Spotlight: Gene Lollis

Laurent O’Gene Lollis “Gene” is a 1993 graduate of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Department of Animal Sciences (UF/IFAS ANS). He has served as the Ranch Manager of Archbold Biological Station’s Buck Island… Read More

Helping smaller farms make more profitable hiring decisions

A NIFA-funded, University of Florida-led project will develop a software for small- and medium-sized farms to calculate potential labor costs and weigh hiring decisions in terms of long- and short-term profitability. The tool will be downloadable and allow… Read More

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure of… Read More