Where is IFASBOOKS this Week?
National Association of County Agricultural Agents Trade Show
Palm Beach County Convention Center
650 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach FL, 33401
Members of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents (NACAA) will be convening this week in Palm Beach for their Annual Meeting and Professional Improvement Conference (AM/PIC). There will be a trade show at the conference and the IFAS Extension Bookstore will be displaying some of the award-winning resources published by UF/IFAS Extension faculty. Here are some of the items that will be at the show:
Florida Direct Marketing Handbook
Published by UF/IFAS Extension Small Farms and Alternative Enterprises Program with support from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Florida Direct Marketing Handbook is an all-in guide to making important “off the field” decisions. Chapters include information on steps to starting and managing a farm business, including business plans, financing, insurance, labor and food safety; best practices for finding direct marketing channels; how to meet state regulations; and networking resources. Whether you’ve been farming for years or you’re just thinking about starting a cottage food business, this book is one resource you can’t afford to skip.
Field Guide to Hemp Arthropod Pests
Lance Osborne, Juanita Popenoe, Zachary Brym, Alexandra Revynthi
Industrial hemp is Cannabis sativa that contains < .03% THC and can be legally grown with permits in Florida. Because this plant has long been on the controlled substance list in the U.S., knowledge of its pests and diseases has been limited, and labelled control measures were once non-existent.
This full-color identification guide provides information and general management recommendations for hemp arthropod pests found in Florida, including aphids, mites, caterpillars, thrips, whitefly, beetles, mealybugs, stink bugs, lygus bugs, and grasshoppers.
Watermelon Field Guide
Real-world watermelon experiences through the eyes of Florida Extension agents.
Developed by UF/IFAS Extension county and regional agents in the Suwannee Valley Agricultural Area with support from the Florida Watermelon Association (FWA), the Watermelon Field Guide is a handy visual reference that growers can take to the field to identify the pests, diseases, injuries, disorders and other challenges to growing watermelon in Florida. Fully illustrated with 140 color photos, this guide provides real-life observations on a wide range of subjects, including chemical and environmental injuries, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, pest infestations, genetic disorders and wildlife damage.
About one-third of Florida’s 17 million acres of forest lands are owned by families and individuals, many of whom manage the land themselves for conservation, forestry, wildlife habitat, recreation, or agriculture. This book, beautifully illustrated with photos and filled with useful information, tells the stories of nine unique forest landowners—how they got started, their goals, stewardship philosophies, challenges, and the rich natural and human histories of the land they tend. If you own forest land or you’ve ever wanted to live and work in a forest, or wondered about the forest lands you’re passing on the highway, you’ll find this book intriguing and inspiring.
For more, visit ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu
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