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Helping Horse Owners Protect Florida’s Springs


September 28, 2020

Florida has nearly 400,000 horses, according to the 2018 survey by the American Horse Council. Many of these horses are managed on small-acreage farms and "ranchettes." In North-Central Florida, the horse population is concentrated in counties ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Animal Science, Animal Sciences, Ans, BMP, Conservation, Environment, Forage & Pasture, Grazing, Horses, Management, Manure, Natural Resources, Pasture, Water, Water Quality

Getting Cabin Fever? Get outdoors and start a vegetable garden


March 18, 2020

By BJ Jarvis A great way to break up the monotony if you are stuck at home is to grow some delicious and nutrition vegetables. Spring is the perfect time to start some relatively easy vegetables that thrive in our warm/hot days and pleasant ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture
Tags: Citrus County, Compost, Container Gardening, DIY, Extension, Fertilizer, Gardens, Manure, Plants, Soil Amendments, UF-IFAS, Vegetable

New website in development to protect water quality around horse farms

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August 2, 2019

By Mike Loizzo GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is funding a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences project to create a new mobile responsive website with an ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Animal Sciences Department, Best Management Practices, Carissa Wickens, FDACS, Horse, Manure, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Water Quality

New website designed to protect water quality around horse farms


July 25, 2019

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is funding a UF/IFAS project to create a new mobile responsive website with an interactive farm Best Management Practices evaluation tool. It will allow horse owners to assess ... READ MORE

Category: Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Best Management Practices, Horse Farm, Manure, Mary Lusk, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department

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