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Category: Agriculture

New BMP Recordkeeping Requirements for Nitrogen and Phosphorus – Q&A

Written by Ajia Paolillo, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Citrus Agent, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Highlands Counties On July 1, 2020 new record keeping requirements went into effect for nitrogen and phosphorus amounts applied by growers enrolled in the Florida… Read More

What Flies Are Irritating Your Horses?

External and internal parasites cost the horse industry billions of dollars annually. In this blog we will focus on external parasites such as flies. Flies are not just an annoyance to us, but even more so to our… Read More

AI could reduce the amount farmers spray to control strawberry pest

Artificial intelligence that might use smartphone images could lead to more accurate, early detection of a pest that ruins strawberries, a $300 million dollar-a-year industry in Florida. University of Florida scientists have developed a smartphone app to detect… Read More

New educational presentations available to citrus growers

By RUTH BORGER LAKE ALFRED, Fla.— Looking for news that you can use now to improve citrus grove management?  Six new presentations from UF/IFAS researchers are now available for viewing on the UF/IFAS Extension citrus agents’ website. The… Read More

UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni honored with Gator100 awards

Eleven companies owned or led by UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumni were named to the University of Florida’s 2021 Gator100.  During a year of uncertainty and change, UF alumni have been leading thriving business and finding innovative ways to overcome the challenges put in… Read More

Ornamental and Turf Exam Review and CEUs on 5/27/21

WHAT: Pesticide Applicator Ornamental and Turf Exam Review WHEN: Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm WHERE: Virtual via Zoom COST: $15 PRE- REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pesticide-applicator-ornamental-and-turf-exam-review-may-27-2021-tickets-146481400813 CEUs: 2 Ornamental and Turf About the Ornamental and Turf Pesticide Applicators License The… Read More

Virtual Limited Pesticide Applicator Review and CEUs on 6/10/21

The limited pesticide applicator’s licenses allow the licensed applicator to apply pesticides to landscapes around buildings. There are 2 primary limited pesticide applicators licenses: Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) for individuals who apply caution label  pesticides in plants… Read More

Good Lookin’ Grass Part 1: The Biology

If weed free turf is important to you, your client, or your HOA, listen up! There are a few basic rules of green thumb for good lookin’ grass, and even then, it will not stay perfectly green year-round…. Read More

Good Lookin’ Grass Part 2: The Management

If weed free turf is important to you, your client, or your HOA, listen up! There are a few basic rules of green thumb for good lookin’ grass, and even then, it will not stay perfectly green year-round…. Read More