Poultry pest management is an important topic for backyard chicken owners. Lice and mites are the most common poultry pests in Florida. Fleas can also pose an issue to your flock. Understanding the basics about these pesky external parasites ... READ MORE
Turf fungal diseases can be very difficult to manage, especially if they recur every year.
In the fall – large patch/brown patch – and in the summer – take-all root rot – are both diseases that can be made worse by too much water ... READ MORE
There are numerous instances where pruning is necessary to promote a tree’s health, provide clearance for sidewalks/roads, reduce hazards to people and property, and train and shape a young tree. Pruning cuts also create potential entry points ... READ MORE
As you work in your garden or wander your landscape, be on the lookout for pests and potential problems. Start learning what’s normal and what may seem abnormal. When in doubt, contact your local Extension office for help with gardening questions.
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Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application.
A) Private Applicator
You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural ... READ MORE
I often get calls from small farmers who need help starting their farming operation. To successfully start and continue operating a small farm, basic knowledge of animal production is crucial, along with documentation of the processes carried ... READ MORE
Generalmente recibo de llamadas de agricultores pequeños que necesitan ayuda para comenzar y organizar su finca. El conocer conceptos básicos sobre la producción animal es crucial al igual que documentar los procesos que se llevan a cabo ... READ MORE
Here is an important regulatory update if you are an agricultural producer.
Attention farmers and ranchers. We want to give you a heads-up about a recent law change associated with the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
Are you ready to try a new technology that could conserve water and save money at no cost to you?
The UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County is seeking study participants for installation of new irrigation technology. Soil moisture ... READ MORE
Farmers who have lost income due to COVID-19 will be able to apply for financial assistance under the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The signup period began May 26th. More information can be found at https://www.farmers.gov/cfap
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