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Category: Agriculture

Termite Swarms

With the start of rainy season upon us, it also means residents will begin to see termite swarms, specifically West Indian drywood termites (Cryptotermes brevis). Here in the Florida Keys we have two economically damaging termites, Asian subterranean… Read More

Webinar: Integrating biological control with current Brazilian peppertree management (Online CEU opportunity)

Join UF/IFAS Extension for a webinar on Brazilian Peppertree Integrated Pest Management. This webinar and CEU opportunity will share information about the integrated pest management for Brazilian peppertree and include information on new biological control agents for the… Read More

Get your trees ready for storm season!

Now is the time to prepare. Trees are one of a homeowner’s most important assets.  They provide beauty to our neighborhoods enhancing  property values, shade to cool our homes reducing our energy bills and plentiful oxygen for us… Read More

Pesticide license testing resumes starting May 18

Due to COVID-19, all pesticide license testing in Florida was suspended for more than six weeks. Now that the state has started to reactivate services, testing will resume at select UF/IFAS Extension offices on May 18. Not all… Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Seafood Producers and Small Businesses

Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated May 14 2020. Wow, there is a lot of information out there right now. Daily emails to share the ever-evolving list of news, opportunities and assistance programs can be overwhelming, so… Read More

Southern Peas

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens Easy Vegetable to Grow One of the easiest vegetables to grow in your summer vegetable garden is the southern pea, also known as cowpeas or field peas.  Not only are these peas… Read More

Keeping your workers and customers safe against COVID-19

Sanitation in your workplace We know that agricultural operations and workers are essential. But now that we might enter a “new normal” phase where we still have to practice sanitation while opening businesses like plant nurseries, farms, gardens… Read More