By Kelly Aue LIVE OAK, Fla. — As a sixth-generation farmer in Columbia County, Matt Dicks uses Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs) to manage his family’s farm, Price Creek Cattle Company. “For farmers to stay in business, they… Read More
Dr. Charles Barrett, Regional Specialized Agent in Water Resources, discussed agent and grower perspectives on soil moisture sensors during the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit.
Soil moisture sensors are an incredibly valuable tool that can be used to make informed irrigation decisions. Soil moisture sensors are even more valuable when combined with an irrigation schedule. For Cold Hardy Citrus, there are critical times… Read More
Nitrogen plays several important roles in plant health. It provides structural, genetic, and metabolic compounds, amino acids, and enzymes. It also contributes to photosynthetic activity. Nitrogen is the most important nutrient to apply because it directly impacts the… Read More
Bob Hochmuth (RSA – Vegetable Crops) and De Broughton (RSA – Agronomic Row Crops) from the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center discussed the role of controlled release fertilizer in future BMPs during the recent Virtual Ag… Read More
Dr. Zachary Brym, an assistant professor of agroecology with the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center, provided an overview of the hemp industry in Florida and the research that is currently being done on the topic. Hemp was… Read More
Drs. Mark Clark and Lincoln Zotarelli discussed alternative irrigation methods to seepage and their impact on water quality and quantity.
Dr. Davie Kadyampakeni, an assistant professor studying citrus water and nutrient management at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, was the speaker during the seventh session of the 2020 BMP Summit. Dr. Kadyampakeni discussed the role of… Read More
Florida is the largest producer of citrus in the U.S., with a ten-billion-dollar industry consisting mostly of juice oranges. However, Florida’s citrus trees have suffered from Huanglongbing (HLB) disease since 2005. The infection rate throughout the state has… Read More
Dr. Amy Shober, a professor and extension specialist in nutrient management at the University of Delaware, was the third speaker of the 2020 Virtual Ag BMP Summit. Dr. Shober discussed the current state of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed… Read More