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National Farm Safety and Health Week: A time to recognize the potential dangers of agricultural work and to stay safe

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September 15, 2022

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

Category: Farm Management
Tags: Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Farms, Injuries, Machinery, National Farm Safety And Health Week, OSHA, Serap Gorucu

Sunshine Kitchen and UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County Working for You

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September 14, 2022

The Sunshine Kitchen in St. Lucie County is a 10,000-square-foot facility providing year-round, 24-hour-a-day access for people to produce, package, and market food business items (St. Lucie County, 2022). For example, say you’ve got an ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Culinary, Sunshine Kitchen
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2021 Indian River County Peanut Butter Challenge: What a Success!


September 14, 2022

The 2021 Peanut Butter Challenge was a tight race to the finish line as our 4-H clubs competed to bring in the most pounds. It was most certainly a race, but not a challenge this year, for the University of Florida Institute for Food ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida Peanut Association, Florida Peanut Growers, Food Drive, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Challenge, The Florida Peanut Producers Association, Treasure Coast Food Bank, UF/IFAS Extension In The Community
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Científico de UF/IFAS desarrolla un método de detección para una enfermedad letal de las palmeras, el cual ahorra tiempo y dinero, además de salvar su propiedad

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September 14, 2022

To access the English version, please use this link Más de 65 especies de palmeras en los Estados Unidos son vulnerables a un hongo que causa la descomposición de la madera, lo que puede dañar o destruir las palmeras. El hongo, Ganoderma ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: ADN, Braham Dhillon, Diagnostico, Fungi, Ganoderma, Ganoderma Zonatum, Hongo, Micología, Palmeras, PCR, Protocolo, UF-IFAS

Playing it SAFE!!!


September 14, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Farm, Farm Management, Farm Safety, Hay, Livestock, Suwannee County Agriculture, Suwannee County Extension, Topic Tuesday, UF/IFAS Extension Suwannee County
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Ancient origins of donkeys discovered

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September 14, 2022

The horse has cemented its place in history as a companion animal, athlete, mode of transportation and more. Sometimes overlooked, the donkey has its own unique and significant history, which tells how it evolved right alongside humans. New ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Equine, Equine Research, Genetics, Genome, Genome Sequencing, History, UF/IFAS Animal Sciences Department
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Palm Seedling Invasion – How to Manage this Pesky Problem

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September 13, 2022

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: IPM, Palm Trees

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