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After Ian, Pine Island producers get UF/IFAS Extension help, information

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October 26, 2022

Most people probably know about the struggles faced by residents and businesspeople in Lee County and the rest of Fort Myers in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. But you might not know that farms dot the seaside landscape of Pine Island, off ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Braham Dhillon, Disease, Education, Farms, Florida Cattlemen's Association, Florida Cattlemen's Foundation, Fruit, Hurricane Ian, Lindsey Wiggins, Livestock, Mango, Palms, Pine Island, Recovery, Stephen Brown, UF/IFAS Extension Lee County
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Connect with your local food system this World Food Day

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October 11, 2022

World Food Day is celebrated globally each year on October 16. Those in Central Florida can celebrate with local UF/IFAS Extension events throughout October. In 2021, 13.5 million U.S. households were food insecure, meaning they lacked reliable ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Gardens, Farm To Table, Farms, Food Banks, Food Insecurity, Food System, Food Systems, Global Food Systems Institute, Hunger, Local Food, World Food Day

National Farm Safety and Health Week: A time to recognize the potential dangers of agricultural work and to stay safe

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September 15, 2022

Dangers lurk for those working in agriculture – an economic sector that includes farms, forestry, fisheries and hunting. When you combine agriculture, forestry and fishing, 18,750 people suffered nonfatal injuries in 2020 in the United ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management
Tags: Agricultultural And Biological Engineering, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Farms, Injuries, Machinery, National Farm Safety And Health Week, OSHA, Serap Gorucu

Could this be Avocado Sunblotch Viroid (ASBV)?

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August 30, 2022

Recently, Collier County Extension received an email about strange looking spots on an avocado fruit. A sample was submitted to the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center Plant Diagnostic Clinic to figure out exactly what was causing ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Avocado, Collier County, Collier County Extension, Farms, Small Farms, SWFL, TREC, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Plants, UF IFAS Extension

Professor/farmer named director of Southwest Florida REC

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May 18, 2022

Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches. “On ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Agronomy, Citrus, Director, Diseases, Entomology And Nematology, Family Farm, Farms, J. Scott Angle, Michael Burton, Missouri State University, Pests, Plant Pathology, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center

Mulching Tropical Fruit Trees

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May 12, 2022

A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching. Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Collier County, Farms, Fruit Trees, Mulch, Mulching, Planting, Trees, Tropical Fruit, UF IFAS Extension
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2022 Guide to Seminole County Farms and Farmers Markets


January 7, 2022

Where can I buy locally grown food? Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Livestock, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: 2022 Farm Tour, Farm Tour, Farms, Local Ag, Local Food, Seminole County, Think Local
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour and Video Scavenger Hunt


April 19, 2021

What is Farm Tour? Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in the area! Why do we want to learn about agriculture? ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Organic Farming, CSAs and more!


April 19, 2021

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients to grow and every plant species is ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt
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2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video Day 5: Gardening, camellias, and more!


April 19, 2021

2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5 2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery Florida's nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries in the state providing more ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2021 Virtual Farm Tour, Agriculture, Compost, Farm Tour, Farms, Fresh From Florida, Hydroponics, Scavenger Hunt

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