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Researchers examine potential benefits for soil health and nutrient availability in forage production

November 14, 2023

Forage production in intensively managed grasslands often requires continuous use of inorganic nitrogen fertilizers. This can be harmful to the environment. Scientists in the UF/IFAS Department of Soil, Water, and Ecosystem Sciences (SWES) studied ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Adesuwa Erhunmwunse, Bahiagrass, Fertilizer, Nitrogen, Perennial Peanut, Sunny Liao
small watermelon in the field

UF/IFAS Researchers in North Florida Examining Watermelon Best Management Practices

November 8, 2023

Watermelon is a major crop grown in the Suwannee Valley. It accounts for nearly one-third of the total watermelon production in Florida, covering approximately 26,300 acres. The Sunshine State grows about one of every four watermelons produced ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Controlled Release, Fertilizer, Nitrogen Management, Robert Hochmuth, Sydney Williams, Watermelon

Dispelling 3 Common Myths of Florida-Friendly Landscaping

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October 24, 2023

When you hear “Florida-Friendly Landscape” what do you picture?  Is it a well-kept design that fits in with the rest of the neighborhood or a wild and untamed eye-sore?  Do you see an abundance of flowers and wildlife or a lot of weeds ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Duval, Fertilizer, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Native Plants, Pesticide

Something bugging your landscape? Ask for help at the Residential Plant Clinic in Apopka!

October 16, 2023

Orange County is the 5th largest county in the state of Florida. Our residents are fortunate to have access to 2 free Plant Clinics, one of which is located in Apopka at the UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC)!  At our ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: (MGV), Apopka, Fertilizer, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits And Vegetables, Gardening, Horticulture, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Master Gardener Volunteers, MREC, OC MGV, Ocextension, Orange County, Pest Management, Plant Clinic, Plant Diagnostic, Plants, Trees, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, Vegetable Gardening

Fall Lawn Care

October 2, 2023

October marks the end of most fertilizer restrictions in the Tampa Bay area. Most “summer bans” restrict the application of nitrogen and phosphorous from June 1st through September 30 during the rainy season. During the summer ban other ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Fall_lawn_care, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinances, Fertilizer Restrictions, Lawn_care, SW ProHort, Swprohort, Turfgrass

9/14/2023 GI-BMP in Orange County

August 26, 2023

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County and beyond! Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. That means ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Management, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: 2023 Classes, Certified Instructor, CEU, CEUs, Class, Classes, Clean Water, Continuing Education, Fertilizer, Fertilizer Class, Fertilizer Training, GIBMP, Grass, Grass Class, Green Industries Best Management Practices, Green Industry, Hwooten, Orange County, Regulated Fertilizer, Train, Trainer, Training, Turf, Turfgrass, Water, Water Glass

2023-2024 Citrus Production Guide Available at Florida Citrus Expo

July 20, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. —  An updated perennial resource for Florida commercial citrus growers is available to support their efforts to produce a successful citrus harvest. The 2023-2024 UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Citrus Production ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus Research And Education Center, Fertilizer, Florida Citrus Expo, Gibberellic Acid, Grove Management, Horticultural Sciences, Tripti Vashisth, UF Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences Citrus Production Guide

UF study: Land application of biosolids may increase soil phosphorus retention and reduce the risk of leaching

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July 11, 2023

When properly managed by following agronomic recommendations, biosolids may reduce the risk of phosphorus leaching from pastures, a newly published University of Florida study shows. Biosolids come from treated domestic wastewater. During ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Biosolids, Fertilizer, Land Application, Leach, Maria Silveira, Phosphorus, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Soil, Soil Water And Ecosystem Sciences, Water

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