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
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Application deadline for financial assistance is Nov. 20
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct. 8, 2020 — Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners can apply until Nov. 20 for financial and technical ... READ MORE
Papaya fruit production can be destroyed by this pest, the papaya fruit fly (Toxotrypana curvicauda). Papaya (Carica papaya L.) fruit has a tender skin when the fruit is young. The tenderness is perfect for the fruit fly. The female fruit ... READ MORE
Originally published March 31 2020. Last updated September 18 2020.
Wow, there is a lot of information out there right now. Daily emails to share the ever-evolving list of news, opportunities and assistance programs can be overwhelming, so ... READ MORE
Dear Manatee County Plant Exhibitors,
I wanted to share some information with you on the plant project this year.
The Plant Project is a program for our youth to experience a simulated plant nursery production to engage them in agriculture ... READ MORE
Today is August 24, 2020 and this morning there was a change in the weather. It is the subtle changes we look for to plant our fall crops or gardens. When our weather begins to cool down over the next month, more and more farmers and gardeners ... READ MORE
Florida is home to the native Muscadine grape (Vitus rotundifolia) which naturally grows in disturbed sites as well as local ecosystems including the marginal areas of wetlands. This native grape provides shelter and food to birds, insects and ... READ MORE
Looking out over the picturesque fields of lush green grasses growing and cattle grazing may be the best view of all. How does that view affect our environment? Depending on which day it is, you may come across a news story showing how ranchers ... READ MORE
Do you farm or ranch and want to make improvements to the land that you own or lease? The 2018 Farm Bill, enacted December 20, 2018, includes many programs to support conservation efforts for farmers and ranchers across the country - these ... READ MORE