We have all read how important pollinators are to an ecosystem. We have also heard of all the causes for the decline of several species, but maybe we haven’t sat down to think of what we can do to improve their health around our homes. ... READ MORE
Exploring alternative agricultural uses for your property can be challenging, especially when dealing with plant disease in crop and ornamental production. Often, we get calls from citizens that are acquiring or have acquired land and are unsure ... READ MORE
They are tiny, but their power lies in numbers. These insect pests are born pregnant, and can reproduce out of control in a short time. This column is dedicated to a common pest called the green peach aphid, Myzus persicae.
This pest ... READ MORE
All farmers have a significant role in protecting our natural resources. Science based approaches are being taken around the State of Florida to ensure that there is adequate use of water and the impact of our agricultural practices is minimal, ... READ MORE
Growing forages in the winter and early spring can be challenging in South Central Florida. With short days and limited rain Bahia grass and Hermathria grass go dormant at the peak lactation period of beef females, and if ranchers do not adjust ... READ MORE
Complimenting livestock operations with game hunting leases is not a new concept. With the popularity of hunting wild game like white tail deer, wild hogs, and other large game, farmers and ranchers can prepare wildlife feeding areas (wildlife ... READ MORE
Cilantro or coriander (Coriandrum sativum) can be grown as an alternative crop which can be grown alongside your collard greens this winter.
Coriander was named after the bedbug emitting the same odor, and it is commonly named cilantro. ... READ MORE
They are everywhere. They came from South America in the 1930s and were first reported entering ports in the Panhandle coming in from Brazil. It is the red imported fire ant (RIFA).
There are two types of fire ants in this state: the native ... READ MORE
Hardee County 4-H Agriculture Camp
In Hardee County, the agriculture industry generates over 73 percent of our job market. What is unique about the agriculture in Hardee County is that it heavily varies from where it was twenty ... READ MORE