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Category: UF/IFAS Extension

Growing food in your landscape

Don’t go hungry Food glorious food. It grows on trees. Really, also on bushes and shrubs and even ground covers. Going hungry doesn’t seem like an option when you can grow food.  Growing food in your yard seems… Read More

Sago Palm Cold Damage

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) is a common landscaping plant in our area and I have several in my yard.  They are not actually palms, but members of the ancient Cycad (Cycadaceae) family. … Read More

Seguro Médico para Agricultores y Trabajadores Agrícolas

Este artículo analiza algunas de las razones por las que los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas podrían beneficiarse especialmente de las oportunidades de obtener cobertura de seguro médico. Hasta el 15 de mayo de 2021, el seguro médico… Read More

Health Insurance for Farmers and Farmworkers

This article discusses some of the reasons why farmers and farmworkers could especially benefit from opportunities to obtain health insurance coverage. Through May 15, 2021, health insurance is available through the Affordable Care Act special enrollment period. Agricultural… Read More

Medical Insurance Available Through May 15, 2021

If you don’t have health insurance or want to change your insurance coverage, read on for more information. What is the Affordable Care Act? Also known “Obamacare”, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), aims to make health insurance available… Read More

Seguro Médico Disponible Hasta Mayo 15, 2021

Si no tiene seguro médico o desea cambiarlo, lea para obtener más información. ¿Qué es la Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio? También conocida como “Obamacare”, La Ley del Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio (ACA)… Read More

Barn owl conservation efforts in South Florida — a soaring success for species, growers, environment

Rodents are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to crops and farm equipment each year. Through the University of Florida Barn Owl Project in the Everglades Agricultural Area, a beneficial relationship has quietly thrived for the last… Read More

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices are implemented throughout the entire production period of the crop. Integrated is the… Read More

It’s a Bee…It’s a Fly… It’s Stomach Bots!

Horse Bot Fly (Gasterophilus intestinalis) The horse bot fly or stomach bot is an internal parasite of the horse’s gastrointestinal tract. Geographical location influences seasonality of bot flies. In north Florida, the flies are more active in late… Read More

New Video: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project has a new video resource available for industrial hemp growers: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida. The video, narrated by UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) professor of entomology Lance Osborne,… Read More