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. Additionally, ... READ MORE
This report summarizes the damage I observed and discussed with Martin County farmers and nursery growers during site visits and phone calls on September 30, 2022. Overall, the agribusinesses I heard from said the impacts, if they had any, were ... READ MORE
One of the licenses I often get questions about is the Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance (LCLM) license. It's a good license to have for a commercial (for-hire) landscaper who wants to offer basic chemical pest control for clients. To ... READ MORE
Why Choose Licensed?
Did you know that the person you hire to apply fertilizers or pesticides (including herbicides) must be licensed in the state of Florida? Pesticide and fertilizer applicators must be licensed.
Per Chapter 482 of the ... READ MORE
Many of the landscape professionals I've spoken with have shared that they value licensing and certifications. Expanding their professional qualifications allows them to stand out as a leader in their field, earn the respect of their peers and ... READ MORE
Green industry professionals work on residential and commercial landscapes, in garden centers and production nurseries, and more. The work can be varied and involve specialized skills in pruning, mowing, irrigation maintenance/installation, ... READ MORE
In 2020, UF/IFAS Extension Martin County recruited homeowners and homeowners’ associations (HOA’s) to participate in a survey of their preferences for licensed/certified green industry professionals. We found that many respondents valued ... READ MORE
Este artículo analiza algunas de las razones por las que los agricultores y los trabajadores agrícolas podrían beneficiarse especialmente de las oportunidades de obtener cobertura de seguro médico. Hasta el 15 de mayo de 2021, el seguro ... READ MORE
This article discusses some of the reasons why farmers and farmworkers could especially benefit from opportunities to obtain health insurance coverage. Through May 15, 2021, health insurance is available through the Affordable Care Act special ... READ MORE
If you don't have health insurance or want to change your insurance coverage, read on for more information. This article is also available in Spanish.
What is the Affordable Care Act?
Also known “Obamacare”, the Affordable Care Act ... READ MORE