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Chick under a heat lamp and some eggs. Picture Credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension.

Preparándonos para recibir los pollitos

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February 17, 2022

La primavera marca un acontecimiento especial en áreas rurales de Florida: la llegada de los pollitos a las tiendas de productos agrícolas. Y antes de comprar bajo impulso deseamos discutir puntos importantes para que usted se prepare para ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Home Landscapes, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agente, Agriculture, Ambiente, Bosques, Calor, Espanol, Estres, Extension, Farming, Florida, Gallinas, Garden, Hardee, Hogar, Jonael, Livestock, Nutrición, Patio, Pests, Pollitos, Pollos, Proteccion, Temperatura, Uf, UF/IFAS, University
Wasp on fennel

Protecting pollinators around the backyard

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November 4, 2021

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Backyard, Bee, Biodiversity, Butterflies, Cover Crops, Extension, Flowers, Ifas, Nectar, Pesticide, Plant, Pollinator, Pollinator Garden, Protection, Uf, Wasp, Wildlife
Butterhead lettuce. Picture caption: Jonael Bosques, University of Florida.

Breeding the Perfect Crops for Floridians

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July 8, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ag, Agent, Agriculture, Breed, Breeding, County, Crop, Crops, Faculty, Farmer, Farmers, Farming, Florida, Hardee, Horticulture, Improvement, Improving, Lettuce, Science, Scientist, Specialist
Florida farmers and ranchers are also environmentalists. They implement practices to preserve our natural resources. Picture credit: Jonael Bosques, UF/IFAS Extension Hardee County.

Multiplying in the Garden: Green Peach Aphid

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January 28, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Aphid, Extension, Garden, Gardening, Green, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Pests, Small Insects, UF/IFAS

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ – Manage yard pests responsibly


March 14, 2017

What is a pest? For me, the first thing that comes to mind is my brother. For this article, though, let’s focus on pests in the landscape. Diseases, insects and weeds are the major pests that vex homeowners. In years past, the typical response ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Pests & Disease
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Landscape, Lawn, Pests, Pgm_HortRes, Turf, Yard

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