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Tropical Fruit–Avocado


May 25, 2021

Tropical Fruit at a Glance--Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Avocados

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook


June 12, 2020

Forecasters at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center are predicting an above-normal hurricane season! An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The outlook predicts ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Coasts & Marine, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Hurricanes, Natural Disaster

Keeping your workers and customers safe against COVID-19


May 12, 2020

Sanitation in your workplace We know that agricultural operations and workers are essential. But now that we might enter a "new normal" phase where we still have to practice sanitation while opening businesses like plant nurseries, farms, gardens ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Ag Safety, Agriculture, COVID-19, Farmworkers, Germs, Horticulture, Industry, Sanitation, Tool, UF, Virus

Coronavirus Safety Fact Sheets for Workers


April 3, 2020

I have received several questions regarding what to do if you have employees or work with others during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in agricultural operations and related businesses. While there is plenty of information about how ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agricola, Agricultura, Agriculture, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Crops, Farmworker, Florida, Greenhouse, Horticulture, Nursery, Ornamental, Safety, Spanish, UF, Vivero

Agriculture Businesses during Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic


April 2, 2020

I received some questions from growers about agriculture compliance during Coronavirus pandemic As today, April 2 of 2020. I summarized the following information Coronavirus Emergency Order 07-20 Businesses Essential Businesses which ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Horticulture
Tags: Agriculture, Business, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Essential, Extension, Farmworker, Florida, Industry, Landscape, Miami-Dade, Negocio, Nursery, Ornamental, Vivero, Worker

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

Damaging Lychee Erinose Mite found in Miami-Dade County


February 24, 2020

The Lychee Erinose Mite (LEM), Aceria litchii, was found in a backyard lychee tree in the northern portion of Miami-Dade County, FL in February 2020. LEM was previously found in Lee County on Pine Island in February 2018, and lychee fruit and ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: LEM, Litchi, Longan, Lychee, Miami-Dade, Mite, Pest

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