Category: Agriculture

Two new Oriental fruit fly meetings in September

1.   Agriculture Industry Town Hall at UF/IFAS Extension for Oriental Fruit Fly Program with Commissioner of Agriculture Commissioner Putnam understands how crucial the eradication efforts are to those in the agriculture industry. He invites you to attend an… Read More

Oriental Fruit Fly (OFF) in Miami-Dade County!

There is a new Oriental Fruit Fly Detection in Miami-Dade County confirmed on August of 2015 by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). Education on prevention, monitoring and eradication once is detected is the key to… Read More

2015-16 Cleansweep: To dispose canceled, suspended, unusable pesticides

The purpose of Operation Cleansweep is to offer a safe, convenient, and cost effective mechanism for agricultural operations, golf courses, and pest control companies to properly dispose of canceled, suspended, and unusable pesticides (CSUP). WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  This… Read More

Downy mildew confirmed on South FL purple velvet plants

Downy mildew, a disease known to damage dozens of plant species in Florida, has now been found on purple velvet plants in South Florida, UF/IFAS scientists say. Purple velvet plants are popularly used for foliage and cut flowers,… Read More

New UF/IFAS Online Course: Nutrient Management for Container Crops

NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT for Container-Grown Crops: Level 1 New online UF/ IFAS Extension course teaching you about the following topics: Overview & common nutrient problems Supplying essential nutrients Fertilizer types Interpreting a fertilizer label Managing total nutrient level Acidity… Read More