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Keeping Farm & Landscape Workers Safe: When Employees are Sick or Exposed to COVID-19

an agricultural worker starts new seedlings in trays; agricultural employers must manage COVID-19 to keep workers safe

This blog is part of a series focused on keeping agricultural and green industry employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Other blogs in the series cover information employers need to share with employees and steps… Read More

Employer Tax Credit Can Cover 100% of Employee COVID-19 Paid Leave

dollar bill; article describes tax credits available

Did you know eligible employers can receive a 100% refundable tax credit for every dollar of paid leave (plus the employer’s health insurance premiums during leave) provided to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response… Read More

COVID-19 Resources for Martin County Agribusinesses

Man wearing cloth face covering in grove.

UF/IFAS Extension Martin County and the Department of Health, Martin County (DOH-Martin) are working together to provide resources for agribusinesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.  Resources offered include cloth face coverings,… Read More

Florida Seafood at Your Fingertips LIVE! Oysters on the Half Shell

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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… Read More

Plant Identification & Weed Management

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, one… Read More

Contact-free Plant ID: Collecting Good Quality Images

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… Read More

The Challenge of Food Waste and Loss & How You Can Help

fresh produce

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… Read More

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

Resources for Agribusinesses During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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 on available aid, state… Read More