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Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers


February 8, 2023

Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops. Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. Additionally, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Water
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Environment, Irrigation, Martin County, UF IFAS Extension, Water

How to win $750 and a Chromebook with one 4-H essay

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February 3, 2023

Call for Entries! Opportunity4All Essay Competition All active Florida 4-H members ages 8-18 years old are invited to submit an essay for this competition. Charter Communications and Florida 4-H are excited to bring you the third essay competition ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth
Tags: #opportunity4all, 4-H, 4-H Youth Development, Charter Communications, Chromebook, Competition, Essay, Rural Broadband, Spectrum, UF IFAS Extension, Youth Development
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Canning, an art from the past

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February 2, 2023

In the old days, food was not as readily available as today. We've come a long way with grocery stores seemingly on every corner. It's hard to imagine how our great-grandparents and those that came before them survived without such conveniences. ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Tomatoes, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetables

Equipment and Tools for a Commercial Tropical Fruit Grove

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February 1, 2023

Jessica M. Ryals, Agriculture & Sustainable Food Systems Agent UF/IFAS Extension Collier County Jeff Wasielewski, Commercial Tropical Fruit Agent UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County Next to labor, equipment can be one of the largest ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Collier County Extension, Enterprise Planning, Equipment, Farming, Jeff Wasielewski, Jessica Ryals, Miami Dade County Extension, Small Farming, Tools, Tropical Fruit, Tropical Fruit Production, UF IFAS Extension

A Natural Disaster Can Significantly Impact a Family’s Financial Life

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January 26, 2023

A natural disaster can significantly impact a family's financial life. For example, in the aftermath of a hurricane, flood, or other incident, families often face skyrocketing costs for repairs and replacements that can significantly disrupt ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Homestead, Miami-Dade, South Florida, UF IFAS Extension
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Cold-Protection pro tips

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January 18, 2023

Tips from the Help Desk... Cold Protection Pro Tips by David Austin Residential Horticulture Agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator Late December and early January brought the Heartland of Florida some unexpected colder-than-usual ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardeners, Tips From The Help Desk, UF IFAS Extension

Learn from our Edible Landscaping Series to Grow Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs the Florida Friendly Way

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January 16, 2023

Food crops can demand substantial amounts of water, fertilizer, and care. Using Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) practices can reduce the inputs and still allow you to harvest food abundantly. There are many different terms for edible ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Edible, Fertilizer, Florida, Food, Fruit And Vegetable, Garden, Herbs, Landscape, Tia Silvasy, Tina McIntyre, UF, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetable

Connect with Hillsborough County Master Gardener Volunteer Program

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January 6, 2023

Master Gardener Volunteers help extend the reach of University of Florida Extension programs across Hillsborough County. We are happy to welcome our new Master Gardener Coordinator, Tia Silvasy, to lead our program! Here are some of the ways ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Florida, Florida Friendly, Help Desk, Hillsborough County, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, PH Testing, Soil Testing, Tia Silvasy, Tsilvasy, UF IFAS Extension

Become A Better Angler In The New Year With The Florida Friendly Angler Program!

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January 6, 2023

It's 2023 and along with those New Year's resolutions, put becoming a better steward of Florida's marine environments and fisheries near top of your list!  Florida is the fishing capital of the world with over 4 million unique fishing license ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Curriculum, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Angler, Catch And Release, Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Education, Events, Fisheries, Fishing, Flats Boat, Florida Friendly Angler, Florida Sea Grant, FWC, Marine Science, Natural Resources, Offshore, Recreation, Regulations, Science, Sea Grant, Seafood, Smoked Fish, Spearfishing, Sustainable, Tag, Tagging, UF IFAS Extension, Water

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