Heat stress can be a major concern for outdoor workers, especially during the summer months. Heat stress can result in heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat rash and cramps are the mildest forms of heat stress. Heat ... READ MORE
By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Christine Kelly-Begazo
There is an invader amongst us, and it goes by the name of Platydemus manokwari. Better known as the New Guinea flatworm, this alien aggressor is a ... READ MORE
As described in the Equine Best Management Practices manual, sediment and erosion control measures are permanent or temporary practices to prevent sediment loss from fields, slow water flow, and/or trap and collect debris and sediments in runoff ... READ MORE
Long & Scott farms is a well-known multigenerational farm in Central Florida’s Zellwood. It all started in 1963 when Frank D. Scott relocated the family farm from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Florida. Hank Scott, the current farm manager, ... READ MORE
Commercial poultry is typically vaccinated, but small flock owners rarely vaccinate their birds for a variety of reasons: vaccines are too expensive, the owners are unaware disease is present, or they don’t know where to purchase vaccines.
If ... READ MORE
As temperatures begin to cool, protecting pets and livestock from chilly weather becomes a priority. Pets require protection from the cold, as fur, feathers and other outer skin coverings may not provide enough warmth. Younger or small animals ... READ MORE
Predators are animals that kill and eat other animals, or prey. Predation is a natural process, and the only animals not considered predators are ones that strictly feed on plants. The first step in protecting livestock from predators is...
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Agricultural producers face unique challenges when preparing for and recovering from disasters. With that in mind, we have summarized relevant information from our Disaster Handbook for you. We also offer guidelines and safety tips for restoring ... READ MORE
In 2011, the USDA estimated that about 20% of the 2.1 million farms in the United States could be classified as "beginning farms." These are farms with owners who have fewer than 10 years of experience operating their farm.
Beginning farmers ... READ MORE