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New BMP Recordkeeping Requirements for Nitrogen and Phosphorus – Q&A

Written by Ajia Paolillo, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Citrus Agent, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Highlands Counties On July 1, 2020 new record keeping requirements went into effect for nitrogen and phosphorus amounts applied by growers enrolled in the Florida… 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 Day 6: Pollination, beekeeping, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy What is pollination? Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have both female 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

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 4: Citrus production, juicing, and more!

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves What is Florida’s history with citrus? You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida. Someone brought it… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – tools

By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More