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Miami-Dade 4-H teens head to Washington D.C. to showcase skills in agricultural technology

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January 26, 2023

Last summer, 4-H teens from Miami-Dade County worked on a five-week apprenticeship to address food insecurity by growing food in unconventional spaces in Overtown. Now, two of the six interns will take what they learned to the Ignite ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Curriculum, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriscience, Agritech, Agrotechnology, Cooperative Extension, Florida 4-H, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Food Insecurity, Food Security, Hydroponics, Ignite By 4-H National Conference, Indoor Vertical Farming, Miami-Dade Count Y Public Schools, STEM, Teens, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, Urban Food Farming, USDA, Vertical Farming, Workforce Development

UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center Celebrates a Century of Science

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January 11, 2023

Since 1921, the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) has built a rich history and world-class reputation for its commitment to growers, promoting sustainable agricultural systems and protecting South Florida’s natural ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: 100th Anniversary, Anniversary, Best Management Practices, BMP, Centennial, EAA, Everglades, Everglades Agricultural Area, Everglades Experiment Station, Florida, Hardev Sandhu, Microgreens, News, Samira Daroub, South Florida Water Management District, Sweet Corn, UF IFAS Everglades Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS EREC, UF/IFAS Extension Palm Beach County, USDA, USDA-NIFA, Vegetables

Florida Land Steward Update, June 10, 2022

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June 10, 2022

CHECK OUT THE NEW FAMILY FOREST VIRTUAL COMMUNITY Family forest owners are invited to join the American Forest Foundation’s (AFF) brand new virtual community, The Family Forest, a home for family forest owners and the people who support them. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Forests, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Recreation, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Ecosystem Services, Family Forest, Forest Health, Forest Management, Forestry, Hurricane Season, Timber, Tree Farm, Trees, USDA

11,000 tree varieties in North America, but only a few species dot cityscapes

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May 5, 2022

If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities. Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Andrew Koeser, Environmental Horticulture, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Landscape Architects, Lethal Bronzing, Live Oak, Palms, Removal, Species, Species Diversity, Stormwater, Trees, Urban, Urban Heat, USDA
A rainbow arcs over ranch land in Florida. [CREDIT: UF/ IFAS, Tom Wright]

Signup open for NRCS Conservation Stewardship Program


November 4, 2021

The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture sent the following information Nov. 02, re the conservation stewardship program: For Immediate Release Contact: Renee Bodine, 352-338-9565 NRCS in Florida Announces ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Natural Resources
Tags: Conservation Stewardship Program, Featured, Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, Pgm_SWCD, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, USDA

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen

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March 4, 2021

When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen. Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night, pointing the UV light at the strawberries and zapping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Natalia Peres, Night, Norway, Pathogen, Powdery Mildew, Strawberries, Tractor-drawn Machine, Ultraviolet Light, USDA, UV Light
Weed wrangle week, air potato

How do I know which weeds are invasive? Weed Wrangle© Week


February 5, 2021

Blog by Morgan Pinkerton and Tina McIntyre, UF/IFAS Extension Seminole County What is an invasive weed? There are a lot of weeds out there! Some are more problematic than others, but not all of them are invasive. Invasive weeds are plants ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: CF CISMA, CISMA, FLEPPC, Invasive Species, Noxious Weeds, Stop The Spread, Tina McIntyre, USDA, Weed Wrangle, Weeds

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