Category: Farm Management

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, UF/IFAS Extension faculty step up as ‘second responders’

Above: Ed Skvarch, director of UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County (left), Garima Kakkar, fruit crop agent with UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie and Indian River Counties (right), and Christine Kelly-Begazo, director of UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County (not pictured), are… Read More

UF/IFAS celebrates animal agriculture at 39th Sunbelt Ag Expo

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty will be sharing their expertise on the theme of Florida’s animal agriculture at the 39th annual Sunbelt Ag Expo — the largest agricultural expo in the southeast. About… Read More

Suwannee farmers ‘test drive’ valuable water-saving tool

During most of this last year, Suwannee County farmer Sammy Starling never had to guess when he did—or didn’t—need to water his corn. With a new smart-agriculture technology, he could access soil moisture readings right from his phone,… Read More

Taste of Florida Agriculture 2016

Tallahassee may have been windy and gray last Wednesday, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of those attending this year’s Taste of Florida Agriculture. Taste of Florida is attended by many agricultural organizations from around the state of… Read More

Sweet Potato Pest Management

Sweet potatos

You may be familiar with sweet potatoes among Thanksgiving dinner tables, but these crops thrive in Florida’s hot summers. The colorful potatoes are grown throughout the state and are good sources of vitamins A and C. Unfortunately, the… Read More

Vaccinating Small Poultry Flocks

Commercial poultry is typically vaccinated, but small flock owners rarely vaccinate their birds for a variety of reasons: vaccines are too expensive, the owners are unaware disease is present, or they don’t know where to purchase vaccines. If… Read More

Protecting Pets and Livestock from Cold Weather

As temperatures begin to cool, protecting pets and livestock from chilly weather becomes a priority. Pets require protection from the cold, as fur, feathers and other outer skin coverings may not provide enough warmth. Younger or small animals face a greater… Read More