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Protecting pollinators around the backyard


November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife

Sunn Hemp and Cowpea as Cover Crops in Florida


July 13, 2021

Pictured here are two types of summer cover crops used by local Collier County farmer, Nick Batty of Inyoni Organic Farm; Sunn hemp and Cowpea.   image 1: sunn hemp and cowpea cover crop mix on organic farm in Collier County Sunn ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Agawareness, Agriculture, Collier County, Cover Crops, Cowpea, Organic, Soil Health, Soil Nutrients, Sunn Hemp, Sustainability, Sustainable Farming, SWFL
Sunflowers as cover crop, UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones

Cover Cropping in Summer


July 24, 2020

In the Wilting Heat Many Floridians choose not to grow any edibles during the summer in order to let the garden beds rest. It is generally a hostile time of year to be doing very much in the landscape anyway. Often, the area is left without ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: Buckwheat, Calendula, Celosia, Cover Crops, Crop Families, Crop Rotation, Marigolds, Nitrogen Fixers, Ornamental Cover Crops, Summer Cover Crop, Sunflowers, Vegetable Garden, Weed Suppression, Zinnias

Carrots in the Suwannee Valley


November 26, 2019

Are carrots grown in Florida? Carrots in the Suwannee Valley region (the North Central portion of the state) have become more popular over the years. Around 4,000 acres were planted and harvested in the area this year and the crop has the potential ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Carrots, Cover Crops, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Suwannee Valley Agriculture

Prospective Alternative Crops: Hemp, Barley, Carinata


May 23, 2019

Nearly 80 attendees including producers and stakeholders gathered at the North Florida Research and Education Center-Suwannee Valley on May 20, 2019, to learn about potential opportunities of prospective alternative crops. The Center hosted ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Agriculture, Alternative Crops, Barley, Carinata, Cover Crops, Hemp, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley

Reviewing Basic Farm Conservation Practices


October 27, 2017

  Benefits of using conservation farming practices are linked to improved soil health, as well as water and nutrient management. A few for farmers to remember include: using cover crops, rotating crops, and conservation tillage. Use ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation Farming, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Crop Rotation, Nutrient Management

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