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Tag: UF IFAS Extension

Hibiscus flowers not flowering? Scout for the hibiscus bud weevil, UF IFAS scientists suggest

Hibiscus shrubs are attractive and hardy-flowering, typically used in a variety of landscapes. They are known for reaching up to 15 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide. Many hibiscus species are native to Florida, producing oversized… Read More

Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing

One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It’s a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients…. Read More

Holidays are primetime for pork, the protein that packs a punch with Florida goodness

Pork is a staple in many countries and featured in many dishes eaten during end-of-year holiday celebrations. Pork is a versatile protein that can be served center-of-the-plate or as part of a dish If you’re looking to flex… Read More

Research Guide: Low-level Maintenance Control

In this study, research biologist Ben Sperry, professor Lyn Gettys, and center director and professor Jay Ferrell are replicating a significant study done by University of Florida researcher Joe Joyce that was published in the Aquatics magazine’s 1985… Read More

Raining Fall Color

Raining Fall Color It is fall in southwest Florida. Pumpkins have arrived on doorsteps and jackets are emerging from the depths of closets to meet the chill of early morning. Marking the turn of the seasons in Florida… Read More

What’s an On-Farm Readiness Review (OFRR) and how can it help your small farm?

In Florida, inspections have begun for large produce growers under the Food Safety Modernization Act, Produce Safety Rule (FSMA, PSR). While many small farms fall under a qualified exemption under the rule, it’s still a good idea to… Read More

Sustainable Agriculture Resources Available for Producers

A few years ago, I was able to meet a couple of farmers and ranchers who received Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) grant funding. Hearing from them directly about how the funds helped their operations, I am… Read More