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UF scientists receive grant to study fumigation impacts on soil health

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March 21, 2022

Soil health is an important aspect to strawberry and tomato production. Farmers often apply a type of pesticide called fumigants to the soil months before planting to manage soil health. Fumigants reduce harmful diseases such as Fusarium ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease
Tags: Crops, Fusarium Wilt, Gary Vallad, Grant, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Mary Lusk, Nathan Boyd, Nitrogen, Root-knot Nematodes, Sarah Strauss, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil Health, Soil Microbes, Soil Microbiome, Soil-borne Diseases, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Tomatoes, USDA-NIFA

Sunn Hemp and Cowpea as Cover Crops in Florida

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July 13, 2021

Pictured here are two types of summer cover crops used by local Collier County farmer, Nick Batty of Inyoni Organic Farm; Sunn hemp and Cowpea.   image 1: sunn hemp and cowpea cover crop mix on organic farm in Collier County Sunn ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Agawareness, Agriculture, Collier County, Cover Crops, Cowpea, Organic, Soil Health, Soil Nutrients, Sunn Hemp, Sustainability, Sustainable Farming, SWFL

Water Wednesday Recap – Composting for a Waterwise Landscape

January 26, 2021

Composting reduces your water use, improves your soil health, and decreases your overall environmental impact. Last Water Wednesday, the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Agent in Orange County, Tia Silvasy, discussed how to turn kitchen and garden ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Composting, FFL, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Soil Health, Tia Silvasy, Water, Water Conservation, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Yilin Zhuang
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Assistance Helps Farmers and Ranchers Conserve Natural Resources

October 16, 2020

Contact: Israel Vega 941.907.0011 ext. 3143 Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20 GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Forests, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Bobwhite Quail, Conservation, Eqip, Horticulture, Livestock, Longleaf Pine, NRCS, Organic, Soil Health, Water Conservation
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Cost-Share & Technical Resources for Agribusinesses: Extension, FSA, and NRCS

September 4, 2020

UF/IFAS Extension and partner agencies, such as the USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), offer cost-share and technical resources for agribusinesses. Here are some highlights of available resources, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Conservation, Disaster, Financial Assistance, Martin County, Soil Health, Technical Assistance, UF IFAS Extension

Featured New Faculty: Yang Lin

April 20, 2020

Dr. Yang Lin has recently been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Soil and Water Sciences Department with a specialty in Soil Health. We asked him a little about how his career has developed and what his future research goals are. Can ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Featured Faculty, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Health, SWS Featured Faculty, Yang Lin

2020 National Cover Crop Survey – Farmer Input Needed by April 12, 2020

April 9, 2020

As we approach the end of the growing season here in South Florida, now can be a good time to think about planting summer cover crops. University of Florida researcher, Dr. Danielle Treadwell, shares that there is currently a real need to hear ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water
Tags: Agriculture, Cover Crop, Martin County, Soil Health, UF IFAS Extension

Soil and Water Summer Experience – Arjuma Khandakar

August 22, 2019

The Soil and Water Sciences Department is offering students the chance to blog about their summer experience. The students enrolled in one of three courses over the summer, for which they received credit: SWS 4905-Individual Work, SWS 4911-Supervised ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Natural Resources
Tags: Arjuma Khandakar, Environmental Management In Agriculture And Natural Resources, Soil And Water Sciences, Soil And Water Sciences Department, Soil Health, Summer Experience

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