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Limited Commercial Landscape Maintenance Licensing


December 15, 2021

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

Category: Agribusiness, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Commercial Horticulture Digest, Green Industry, Martin County, Pesticides, UF/IFAS Extension
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Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE! Oysters on the Half Shell


June 11, 2020

In the US, we spend 70% of our seafood consumption at restaurants. As a result, the coronavirus pandemic virtually shut down restaurants and therefore, the majority of the seafood industry. While restaurants were closed, many Florida seafood ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, , Water
Tags: Florida Sea Grant, Florida Seafood At Your Fingertips, Oysters, Seafood, Shellfish Aquaculture, UF/IFAS Extension

Plant Identification & Weed Management


May 21, 2020

Licensed pesticide applicators know the importance of identifying potential pest and disease issues before they apply any type of pesticide, including an herbicide. Pest identification is always the first step in Integrated Pest Management, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Botany, Invasive Species, Martin County, Plant Identification, UF Herbarium, UF/IFAS Extension, Weeds

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images


May 21, 2020

How to take a good photo of a plant UF/IFAS Extension Botanist Marc Frank shares his tips for taking good-quality images to identify plants: Plant identification is often not merely a matter of recognition, but a process of diagnosis based ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Botany, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Invasive Species, Martin County, Plant Identification, UF Herbarium, UF/IFAS Extension, Weeds

Using Zoom in our New Digital World


May 15, 2020

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Welcome, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Covid19, How To, Meetings, Virtual Meetings, Zoom
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The Challenge of Food Waste and Loss & How You Can Help


April 29, 2020

Some of the compelling images during the coronavirus pandemic have shown massive amounts of produce being plowed under and milk being dumped. At the same time, people across the nation and world are facing financial hardship, food supply shortages, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, UF/IFAS Extension, , Work & Life
Tags: Agriculture, Commercial Horticulture Digest, Coronavirus, Food Waste, Local Food, Martin County, UF/IFAS Extension

2020 National Cover Crop Survey – Farmer Input Needed by April 12, 2020


April 9, 2020

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension, , Water
Tags: Agriculture, Cover Crop, Martin County, Soil Health, UF/IFAS Extension

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic


April 7, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic disrupting operations for businesses, including agribusinesses, government and industry have developed new resources to support business owners and their employees. Below is a resource list, including information ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Coronavirus, COVID-19, UF/IFAS Extension

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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