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Register Your Farm on www.SWFLFresh.com


August 10, 2022

If you are a SWFL farmer selling your products locally or direct to consumer, consider registering your farm on the SWFL Fresh: Choose Local, Choose Fresh website. Who can create a profile? Farmers selling SWFL grown produce, meat, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Farmers, Florida, Local Food, SWFL, Swflfresh, UF IFAS Extension
Seminole county farm and yfr logo

Seminole County Young Farmers and Ranchers Kick Off Meeting Sept 29th!


August 10, 2022

When and Where? Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 6:30PM UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County Auditorium (250 W County Home Rd, Sanford, FL, 32773) Register in advanced using the google form. Free food will be provided to those that register ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Farm Bureau, Florida Ag, Florida Farm Bureau, Food Systems, SeminoleCountyAg, Voice Of Agriculture, YFR, Young Farmers And Ranchers

In the Garden, We Grow: A Garden’s Pest


August 10, 2022

The Inevitable Pests It is inevitable – any gardener can attest. Look closely and you will see a garden and its pest. But what is a pest? Usually when we think of the term “pest,” we may think of insect pests. Pests also include pathogens, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Fruit, Garden, IntheGardenWeGrow, IPM, Pests, UF/IFAS Extension Nassau County, Vegetable, Vegetable Garden, Vegetable Gardening
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Don’t Worry, Bee Happy


August 10, 2022

The European honey bee The European honey bee has been in the United States for a long time. Brought here in the early 1600s by, you guessed it, Europeans.  The Honey bee may as well be considered native since they've been here as long ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Bees, Classes, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Honey, Insects, Master Gardener Volunteers, PolliNATION, Pollinator Plants, UF IFAS Extension

Nocturnal Superheros of the Garden


August 9, 2022

Often underrecognized for their contributions to our environment, bats play a pivotal role in keeping insect populations under control while also providing fertilization and pollination services. Pest Control Emerging from their roosts at ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Pollinators, Wildlife

Blog series: New One Health definition


August 4, 2022

This is the last entry of our series about the latest definition of One Health by the One Health High-Level Expert Panel (OHHLEP). We have had three of our researchers sharing their thoughts on this new definition and what it means for us ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Research, Wildlife
Tags: IFAS One Health, Marine Life, One Health, One Health Center, Sustainable Development Goals, Wildlife

Hydroponics: NFT System


July 29, 2022

Each year we have less agricultural land available, making it more difficult for farmers to acquire land to grow crops due to urban development increases in Florida. From 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 14.2% to become the third ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS

Hidropónicos: SISTEMA NFT


July 29, 2022

Cada año tenemos menos tierras agrícolas disponibles, lo que dificulta que los agricultores adquieran terreno para sus cultivos debido al aumento del desarrollo urbano en Florida. Del 2010 a 2019, la población de Florida creció un ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Español, Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF-IFAS

How to Stake a Mango Tree to Control Height


July 28, 2022

Mangos are potentially very large trees that can get out of hand if left unmanaged for height and shape. In hurricane prone areas, it is recommended to regularly prune mango trees to limit vertical growth and encourage horizontal growth. Controlling ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Collier Fruit Growers, Mango, Pruning, Small Farms, Trees, Tropical Fruit

What is climate change maladaptation, and how can we avoid it?


July 27, 2022

A recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) titled Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability drew attention to the problem of maladaptation. Maladaptation is when actions taken to help communities ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Circular Health, Climate Change, Conservation, Maladaptation, One Health, One Health At UF, Sustainability At Uf

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