If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? Of course it does, and I’m sure it’s quite loud. That philosophical question has never held my interest. Now, if you start talking about what happens ... READ MORE
No importa si la llamas grama, césped, zacate, o pasto, las prácticas de manejo para que crezca y se desarrolle bien, son siempre las mismas.
Corte: para las variedades standards de crecimiento regular como ‘Floratam’ , ‘Palmetto’ ... READ MORE
We want our plants to do their best: to grow, to be healthy, to flourish, to bloom, and in the case of fruit trees, to produce. As the Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent for Miami-Dade County, I am often presented with what the grower ... READ MORE
This blog was written by Luis Acosta, a 4-H Teen Ambassador in Miami-Dade County.
“Eat Your Greens!” Most people have heard this saying several times throughout their childhood. Leafy greens are good for the human body because of their ... READ MORE
Death by water intake is a real thing. There are documented cases where people have died from drinking too much water, which is called water intoxication, either because of coercion or drug-induced excess thirst. Mama always said that too much ... READ MORE
Valued 4-H supporters and the Miami community,
As fall approaches and a new school year begins, kids across the county are stocking up on pencils, folders, backpacks, and maybe a new outfit or two. But it's 4-H'ers who are carrying their unmatched ... READ MORE
Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and Jianjun Chen
Miami-Dade County is the top producer of ornamental crops in Florida, with a total value of around 700 million in 2017. Most ornamental crops are subtropical and tropical in origin and sensitive ... READ MORE
Anyone that has ever put shovel to earth in South Florida knows that our “soil” is actually rock. The rock is a type of limestone known as Miami Limestone, or oolitic limestone, and is not coral as many people think. Limestone Gables didn’t ... READ MORE
Qingchun Liu, Teresa Olczyk, and William R. Lusher
Ornamental productions in Miami-Dade County are concentrated in the Homestead area, the southwest corner of the County. During the wintertime, particularly from late December through January, ... READ MORE
There are a number of controllable factors that combine to create a tree healthy enough to fruit. A healthy tree must have a strong root system, adequate light, proper pruning, proper nutrition, the right age, proper pollination, no mechanical ... READ MORE