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Fertilizing Fruit Trees


May 16, 2024

There are 16 nutrients plants need to thrive and they are divided into macro and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in larger quantities than micronutrients, but all 16 elements are needed for proper plant growth. The macronutrients are ... READ MORE

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

Common Fruit Tree Problems and Solutions


April 1, 2024

There are many types of tropical fruit that can be grown with ease in south Florida, but even the heartiest types of trees sometimes have issues that can affect their growth. The following problems are quite common and usually fairly easy to ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Avocado Alarm–Laurel Wilt


March 5, 2024

In early 2002, somewhere near the meandering Savannah River, Georgia, a tiny female ambrosia beetle emerged from a wooden packing crate and flew inland towards a small stand of native redbay trees and began to drill. Two decades later and that ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Composting Basics


February 9, 2024

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Composting, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture

These Are Not the Pests You’re Looking For


January 22, 2024

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

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

Too Much of a Good Thing—Water Wisely


November 14, 2023

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Fungi, Rainy Season, Water

Maintaining A Healthy Lifestyle Can Seem Like A Daunting Task In Today’s Busy World!


May 30, 2023

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can seem like a daunting task in today's busy world. But fear not, achieving a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle is possible with the right mindset and habits. Here are ten tips to lead a healthy lifestyle: Incorporate ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Disaster Preparation, Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Relationships & Family, UF/IFAS, Work & Life

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