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Category: Agriculture

Federal grant funds UF/IFAS soil health and citrus study

By: Mike Loizzo A team of UF/IFAS researchers is looking into how changes in soil health impact citrus and other sub-tropical tree crops. Specifically, they will examine how quickly soil health can change in Florida’s sub-tropical sandy soils… Read More

Spring Cleaning, What To Do With Unwanted Pesticides

Spring cleaning, a time to get rid of the old and start with the new! This can be great for closets and garages, but what can we do with unwanted pesticides? This blog will discuss how to avoid… Read More

Florida-Friendly Edible Landscaping

The principles of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ program are often applied to lawns and ornamental landscapes, but they can be applied to edible landscapes containing vegetables, herbs and fruit trees too! By following the nine FFL principles, you can produce… Read More

Can You Grow Mangosteen in Florida?

Due to increased pest and disease pressure and production costs, citrus growers are beginning to look into alternative crops to diversify and find new markets. Some of these alternative crops might work, while others will not because of… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt

What is Farm Tour? Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in the area! Why… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients to grow and… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 5: Gardening, camellias, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery Florida’s nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries in the state… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Livestock, cowboys, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 2 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Ed Yarborough Ranch, Inc. Livestock is an important component of Florida agriculture. About 15.6% of all the land in Florida is improved pasture, rangeland and… Read More

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 3: Agritourism, pesticide research and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 3 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 3: Pappy’s Patch What is agritourism? As many of us know, tourism is Florida’s number one industry! Agriculture is our number 2 industry in the state…. Read More