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Cold Protection for Palms, Fruit Trees, Flowers and Vegetables

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January 28, 2022

Worried about the cold weather and if your plants will get injured in the freeze? Cold sensitive plants can be protected from injury or the amount of damage reduced if you give them some protection from the cold. What plants need to be protected?Tropical ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Central Florida, Cold, Featured, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Flowers, Frost, Frost Cloth, Fruit, Fruit Tree, Orlando, Protection, Tsilvasy, Vegetable
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Protecting pollinators around the backyard

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November 4, 2021

We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, IFAS, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, UF, Wasp, Wildlife

Hats and Pesticides

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December 11, 2020

To Hat or Not to Hat, That is the Question. It is common to see pesticide technicians in hats, particularly logoed ballcaps. They are practical for keeping the sun off while providing visibility for the company logo. The more worn in a hat ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Food Safety, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf
Tags: Brett Bultemeier, Chemicals, Hat, Launder, Personal Protective Equipment, Pesticide Safety, Pesticides, PPE, Protection, Safety
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Revised Worker Protection Standard: Training Opportunities


September 10, 2018

For those growers that use pesticides, you need to familiar yourself with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS). WPS is a federal regulation that is designed to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. An EPA guidance ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Livestock, Turf
Tags: Certification, Handler, Pesticide, Protection, Revised, Standard, Training, Worker

Cold Protection of Florida Citrus: Microsprinkler Irrigation


January 25, 2018

Millions of boxes of fruit and thousands of acres of citrus trees have been lost in freezes and frosts. More than nearly any other factor, freezes have caused some of the most dramatic changes in fruit supply, availability, and price. Thus, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Work & Life
Tags: Citrus, Cold, Cold Protection, Freeze, Grove, Protection
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Are Your Plants Protected from the Cold ?

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January 3, 2018

Does my ficus need a jacket? Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more sensitive plants. Identifying the plants in your yard that are sensitive ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn
Tags: Agriculture, Cold, Highlands County, Master Gardeners, Protection, Weather, Winter Lawn

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