Coming together builds social capital,
which can be used to improve community resilience.
Resilience is often thought of as a personal quality, something we each must develop to weather the storms of life. However, it can also be seen as ... READ MORE
The other day I was enjoying a nice breakfast, when I saw a man sitting next to me with his bicycle. Of course, my wife started talking with him! It turns out that he is a professor from Columbia, NY who, as far as I could understood, teaches ... READ MORE
By now, you are probably aware that in Florida, we are officially in hurricane season.
Hurricane season runs June 1 thru November 30. However, we are about to enter its peak season, starting August 1 through September. Ensure you are prepared ... READ MORE
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
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
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
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
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
According to National Weather Service, Hurricane Dorian is forecast to be a major hurricane as it approaches the Florida peninsula
Landfall remains likely along East Central and/or Southeast Florida coast
Forecast movement has slowed, ... READ MORE
When hurricane Irma hit South Florida on September 10, we did not know what to expect. After the devastation, many of us suffered loss of power, damage to buildings, and lots of tree damage. How much tree canopy was lost? We don’t know the ... READ MORE