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
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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
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
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
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.
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Suwannee Valley corn growers prove the value of in-season plant tissue sampling for fertilizer application
Sending ear-leaf tissue samples to the lab at various growth stages:
helps growers to measure actual plant nitrogen uptake,
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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
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