Farming and gardening share some similarities, but in reality are very different. Both farming and gardening present their own unique challenges, so the same standards and expectations simply cannot be equally applied.
There are luxuries ... READ MORE
Sand in the gut
Owning horses is like having potato chips, you can’t have just one. With each horse comes a labor of love in ensuring they are well managed, especially when it comes to overseeing their gut function and keeping them free of ... READ MORE
Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica
Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass.
Have you ever seen cogongrass? Even if you do not know, you likely have as it ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE
As an Extension Agent or a Master Gardener Volunteer, we oftentimes find ourselves serving as plant doctors, or even as investigators trying to solve mysteries on the farm or landscape. One type of case we see quite frequently is the mysterious ... READ MORE
Unequivocally the best nutrient-dense crop for warm conditions is the sweet potato. This crop prefers high temperatures, regular irrigation, well-drained soil, a lot of direct sunlight, and moderate fertilizer requirements to maximize its yield. ... READ MORE
The most important question when it comes to providing any input to your pasture system, whether that be adding fertilizer and herbicides, or trying to calculate seeding rates to establish new pasture, is “How many acres do I have?”. Often ... READ MORE
Passion fruit is a perennial vine that produces dazzling flowers that turn into uniquely delicious fruit. This plant originates from the tropical regions of South America and is grown throughout the world in warm climates. It grows well in Florida ... READ MORE
Many people think of Florida and see our coastal communities, Mickey Mouse, sprawling urban development, and an almost “care-free or vacation” lifestyle to accompany it. While urbanization and economic development are vital to any economy, ... READ MORE
Finding ways to extend the grazing season is a top priority for livestock producers in the southeast because grown forages are the cheapest source of feed for our livestock.
Slipping into fall means cooler weather, shorter days, and dormancy ... READ MORE