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Soil Health: The Key to Successful Agriculture

June 5, 2020

Over the years, farmers have tried many tactics to improve their crop yields, including fertilizer, pesticides, and herbicides. All these methods are costly and must be applied in very specific amounts to optimize growth, which sometimes ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Citrus, Conservation, Horticulture, Soil, Soil Health, Water Conservation

Importance of Soil Testing for Pasture Grasses

February 7, 2018

When preparing newly established pastures or already established pastures for the growing season the first step should be collecting soil samples. Producers who sample in the Fall and Winter have a head start on those that wait until Spring. ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Christa Kirby, Fertilizer, IFAS, Livestock, Manatee County, Pasture Management, Soil

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