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Category: Farm Management

Soil Moisture Sensor Loaner-Trainer Program for Treasure Coast Farmers

Why use soil moisture sensors? Farmers have to carefully manage water supply for their crops.  Too much or too little irrigation can damage or stress the crop, making it more vulnerable to weed competition, insect pests, and/or disease. … Read More

Invasive Alert! Meet the New Guinea Flatworm

New Guinea Flatworm showing eyespot

By Joshua Kutyna, Indian River Extension Program Assistant for Christine Kelly-Begazo There is an invader amongst us, and it goes by the name of Platydemus manokwari. Better known as the New Guinea flatworm, this alien aggressor is a… Read More

Dirt is a dirty word – The impact of soil health on sustainability

Dirt is synonymous with filth, clutter, mess, and other descriptors used for things that generally have a negative impact on well being.  That being the case, why should ‘dirt’ be used to refer to one of the most important things to sustaining… Read More