Category: Natural Resources

Miami-Dade Ag is one Primary Natural Disaster Area for USDA loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 11 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by excessive rain and flooding that occurred from Jan. 3, 2016, through Jan. 29, 2016…. Read More

Free Agricultural Water Conservation Fair: 02/19/16

Dear Green Industry: You are invited to attend this great Water Conservation Expo and Vendor Fair in West Palm Beach. If you are grower working with irrigation techniques or you want to share your ideas, you can be… Read More

New Online Course: Advanced Nutrient Management for Container-Grown Crops

This course will train you to: Understand and manage aspects of pH management including lime, water quality, species, nitrogen form, and root substrate. Know how to convert fertilizer units and formulate a fertilizer. Diagnose nutritional problems and recommend… Read More

#UFBugs – UF/IFAS study: Tiny wasp controls nuisance whitefly in Miami-Dade

It is Bug Week in UF (University of Florida) and I would like to share this featured story with you of good bugs (biological control agents) working to help us against a well known pest for Miami-Dade residents:… Read More

Do you want to learn if you are wasting herbicides during your application for FREE?

University of Florida (UF/IFAS) Extension –Miami-Dade County and FNGLA can help! We want to help your nursery succeed. Most plant nurseries do not know how much herbicide they are applying. University of Florida Miami-Dade County Extension and UF/IFAS… Read More

Free Organic farm practices Workshop in Homestead: 01/05/15

NCAT’s Gulf States office, in partnership with Quality Certification Services (QCS) of Gainesville, Florida, is offering a series of workshops about organic certification for producers in the Gulf States region. Three workshops are slated for Florida, with the… Read More

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail

APHIS Establishes Two Additional Regulated Area in Florida for Giant African Snail (Lissachatina fulica, formerly Achatina fulica) To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials   The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is notifying stakeholders of one… Read More