The long effort to help huanglongbing (HLB) impacted citrus trees in Florida has taken another step forward. The disease, commonly known as citrus greening, greatly impacts tree root health, fruit development, and juice quality. A study at the ... READ MORE
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
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
Welcome to the new UF/IFAS blog dedicated to plant nutrient management in Florida! This blog will highlight UF/IFAS nutrient management research and extension activities. In addition, it will describe evidence-based solutions for efficiently ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
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