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Feeding Beef Females: Ensuring that no cow is left behind

Winter months can be tricky when it comes to feeding your pregnant or lactating beef cows in Florida. The changing day length, and weather patterns limit grazing options in farms that rely on summer perennial grasses. In Florida… Read More

The Ag Above Your Head

Florida’s Silviculture Take some time to listen to music this morning while tending your garden or while reading this post. Guy Clark inspired today’s blog post – he is one of my favorite musicians. Although his song, “Homegrown… Read More

Rain shut-off devices

Rain Shut-off Devices Residents with an automatic irrigation system in the state of Florida are required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to plant… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – mulch

By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

UF scientist finds way to reduce greenhouse gas in soil

When soil gets saturated with water, the ground can produce nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that depletes the ozone, the layer that protects plants and animals on Earth from harmful ultraviolet light. For context, nitrous oxide is 310… Read More

Edible Gardening Series: Question of the Week – nematodes

By Carol Wyatt-Evens and Sarah Bostick Gardening in Florida can be incredibly rewarding and incredibly frustrating, at the same time. If you are new to the region, you soon learn that gardening in the Sunshine State can quickly… Read More

Problems With High pH?

Is your landscape lacking vigor, everything looking a little pale, new growth looking kind of sad? Avoid issues with high pH soils. Test the soil before designing the landscape or purchasing and installing the plants. The best solution… Read More

Compact Soil Can Spoil a Pretty Landscape Plan

Compact soils can lead to a variety of problems in the landscape. While it is difficult to visually see how compact soil reduces air spaces and impacts nutrient cycling, issues of poor drainage and failure to establish are… Read More