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Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of… Read More

Miami-Dade County has a New Fertilizer Ordinance!

The ordinance creates Chapter 18C of the Code of Miami-Dade County (Code) as the “Miami Dade County Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes” to minimize the negative environmental effects from the misuse and overuse of fertilizers… Read More

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

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 4/22/21.

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because we… Read More

Managing Hedge Funds… Different Stacks of Green

Have you ever thought of yourself as a hedge fund manager before? The shrub is the bank, and the leaves are the money. You are the manager, and you get paid to manage the hedges! Nice hedges can… Read More

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil health on farms… Read More

Prevent Weeds! Use Mulch and Consider Pre-emergent Herbicides

Landscaping in Florida has a slow season and a grow season. Focus slow season attention on tasks aimed at preventing issues that will emerge in the grow season. I am talking about weed control! Weed integrated pest management… Read More

From Senate Bill 712 to the Clean Waterways Act and Agricultural Best Management Practices

Author:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of Agricultural Water Policy Acronyms BMP – Best Management Practices BMAP – Basin Management Action Plan FDACS – Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services FDEP – Florida Department… Read More