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What Landscape Professionals Need to Know About Avoiding Heat Stress


July 2, 2019

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

Category: Agribusiness, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Professional Development, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Commercial Horticulture, Farm Management, Heat Stress, Landscape Management, Professional Horticulture, ProHort, Swprohort
New Guinea Flatworm showing eyespot

Invasive Alert! Meet the New Guinea Flatworm


July 23, 2018

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: Agriculture, Christine Kelly-Begazo, Commercial Crop Production, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Indian River County, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease
Soil and Water Erosion

Sediment and Erosion Control


December 11, 2017

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMP, Control, Debris, Equine, Erosion, Farm, Farm Management, Livestock, Overgrazing, Prevention, Runoff Water, Sediment

Vaccinating Small Poultry Flocks


November 16, 2015

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Disease Prevention, Farm Management, Food Safety, Poultry, Vaccinating Flocks, Vaccinating Poultry, Vaccinations

Protecting Pets and Livestock from Cold Weather


November 2, 2015

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

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Cold Weather Protection For Livestock, Cold Weather Protection For Pets, Farm Management, Livestock, Protecting Livestock From Cold Weather, Protecting Pets From Cold Weather

Protecting Livestock from Predators


October 26, 2015

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... ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Agriculture, Agriculture Hot Topic, Black Bear, Coyotes, Domestic Dogs, Farm Management, Florida Panther, Florida Predators, Guard Dogs, Livestock, Livestock Protection, Predators

Hurricane Prep for Ag Producers


August 31, 2015

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Livestock, SFYL Hot Topic, Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture Hot Topic, Disaster, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Farm Safety, Farmer, Hurricane, Hurricane Preparation, Livestock, Rancher

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