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UF/IFAS begins research to update best management practices for key Florida crops


June 27, 2022

UF/IFAS received $8.8 million to conduct new research that will provide farmers with new and improved recommendations for fertilization of key Florida crops. The funding, approved by the Florida Legislature, will be administered by the Florida ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Best Management Practices, BMPs, Citrus, Fertilization, Grain Corn, Green Beans, Nutrient Application Rates, Nutrient Management, Potatoes, Research, Thomas Obreza, Tomatoes, UF/IFAS Research

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program marks 28th year of protecting Florida’s waters


February 24, 2021

[inlinetweet prefix="" tweeter="" suffix=""]Florida-Friendly LandscapingTM (FFL) celebrates its 28th birthday this month, giving the state’s residents ways to install and maintain great yards -- while preserving the environment.[/inlinetweet] Kicking ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Anniversary, Esen Momol, Florida Department Of Environmental Protection, Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Lawns, Nitrogen Loading, Nutrient Management, UF IFAS Extension

Sulfur Amendments to Lower Soil pH


February 17, 2021

Phillip Williams Vegetable Horticulture Southwest Florida Research and Education Center Problem: Soils in south Florida are sandy mineral soils, predominantly Spodosols, and have low organic matter. These soils also have low nutrient retention ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Commercial Vegetable Production, Craig Frey, Extension, Horticultural Sciences, Nutrient Management, Phillip Williams, Phosphorous, Soil PH, Sulfur, SWFREC, UF-IFAS, Vegetable Production, Vegetable Research Highlights

UF researchers awarded $1.8M to improve nutrient management of Suwannee Valley farms


December 16, 2020

LIVE OAK, Fla. --- Researchers at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center - Suwannee Valley recently received a $1.8 million award for a 5-year project to develop precision nutrient application methods for the region. The on-farm ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agriculture, BMP, BMPs, Conservation, Corn, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Nutrient Management, Water Resources

Helping Haiti Achieve Higher Black Bean Yields


July 31, 2019

For Haitians, black beans are a food staple and the most consumed bean in the country. But farmers there have one of the lowest yield rates in the world for the crop – 660 kilograms per hectare (ha-1). Franky Celestin, UF/IFAS Soil and Water ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Beans, Black Beans, Franky Celestin, Haiti, Nutrient Management, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Science

Reviewing Basic Farm Conservation Practices


October 27, 2017

  Benefits of using conservation farming practices are linked to improved soil health, as well as water and nutrient management. A few for farmers to remember include: using cover crops, rotating crops, and conservation tillage. Use ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agriculture, Conservation Farming, Conservation Tillage, Cover Crops, Crop Rotation, Nutrient Management

Understanding Nitrogen Transformations and Cycling for Sweet Corn Production in Sandy Soils


October 19, 2015

Because sandy soils have low water and nutrient-holding capacities and Florida experiences high rainfall periodically, optimizing fertilizer use efficiency for sweet corn production is challenging. The preparation of nitrogen budgets and the ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management
Tags: Farm-gate Budget, George Hochmuth, Nitrogen, Nutrient Management, Rishi Prasad, Sandy Soil, Soil And Water Science, Soil System Budget, Sweet Corn

New Online Course: Advanced Nutrient Management for Container-Grown Crops


September 29, 2015

This course will train you to: Understand and manage aspects of pH management including lime, water quality, species, nitrogen form, and root substrate. Know how to convert fertilizer units and formulate a fertilizer. Diagnose nutritional ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Calculation Fertilizer Course, Computer Course, Fertilizer Course, Grower, Nursery, Nutrient Course, Nutrient Management, Online Course, PH Problems Course, UF Online Course

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