National Avocado Day is July 31, 2022, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe. Its sweet, spicy, and tasty. Its a source of monounsaturated fats which can be part of a healthful diet. We can also ... READ MORE
Farmers, ranchers, nursery growers, and other agribusinesses face difficult challenges in keeping their operations profitable, especially through hazardous weather events. UF/IFAS Extension offers resources for agribusinesses in reporting damage, ... READ MORE
Most Extension Professionals across the nation have been using Zoom for years now. But even we had to learn new things during this pandemic. There are a few basics that you need to know when it comes to using Zoom for our meetings.
Creating ... READ MORE
As we approach the end of the growing season here in South Florida, now can be a good time to think about planting summer cover crops. University of Florida researcher, Dr. Danielle Treadwell, shares that there is currently a real need to hear ... READ MORE
During the pandemic, many of our local producers have had difficulty finding outlets to sell their produce, while distributors, institutional buyers, food banks, and others may need produce. Listed below are opportunities that may be of help ... READ MORE
As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps.
Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE
In Martin County, Hurricane Dorian brought a potential for Category 5 storm force winds, rain, and storm surge. Nursery, vegetable, aquaculture and other growers facing storms like Dorian must prepare for the worst. Preparation and recovery ... READ MORE
As our oceans warm, hurricanes are becoming more intense and slower-moving, resulting in greater potential damage from heavy winds and flooding. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Southeast Climate Hub developed a series of guides specifically ... READ MORE
Between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of hay are produced every year
Domestic grazing animals such as cattle, horses, and goats require conserved forage to maintain weight and health through winter months when temperatures deter forage growth. Hay ... READ MORE
By Holly Abeels, Sea Grant Agent
Aquaponics is a fast growing segment of aquaculture. It is a sustainable food production system that combines conventional aquaculture, the raising of aquatic animals such as food fish or aquarium fish, ... READ MORE