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Just Published: FE1090, Toward Sustainable Urban Landscape Management: Floridians’ Perceptions of Residential Landscapes and Their Maintenance Requirements

With more than 300,000 new residents expected annually, Florida has a booming population and, as a result, housing industry. With so many new Floridians entering the state, it begs the question, what do Floridians think… Read More

EDIS Update: Key Plant, Key Pests: Lilyturf (Liriope muscari)

Liriope muscari, or Lilyturf, can commonly be found across Florida’s landscapes. Lilyturf is a grasslike perennial commonly used to line pathways and known for its lilac-purple flowers. This UF/IFAS Extension publication is designed for Florida gardeners,… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Applications for Artificial Intelligence in Precision Agriculture

Water Wednesdays in February have focused on Precision Agriculture. As the last talk of the month, we invited Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis to talk about the applications of artificial intelligence and precision agriculture. Probably we all… Read More

The Concept of Integrated Pest Management

using a magnifying glass to scout for a caterpillar on a plant

Authors: Liz Felter, Ph.D., and Caroline R. Warwick, M.S. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a holistic approach to managing insects, mites, pathogens, nematodes, weeds, and other pests in which multiple techniques, concepts, and practices are… Read More

New Video: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida

The UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project has a new video resource available for industrial hemp growers: Mites of Industrial Hemp in Florida. The video, narrated by UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research and Education Center (MREC) professor of… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap: Precision Agriculture and Irrigation

Water Wednesdays in February focus on Precision Agriculture. Last Wednesday, Dr. Guzman, the Assistant Professor at the Indian River Research and Education Center, joined us and discussed precision agriculture and irrigation. Merriam-Webster defines Irrigation as… Read More

Weed Science Update: Homeowner Herbicide Considerations, Applications and Selections

With spring weather approaching, many Florida homeowners now find themselves preparing their landscapes and gardens for spring planting. One effective strategy for weed management is the effective application of chemical controls, or herbicides. Our own… Read More

Water Wednesday – Precision Agriculture and Smart Irrigation

Water Wednesdays on February will be focusing on precision agriculture. Precision agriculture broadly refers to technology used to make the practice of agriculture more precise. This week we will be talking about the overlap of… Read More

Water Wednesday Recap – What Is Precision Agriculture?

What is Precision Agriculture? Agriculture production highly depends on water and soil factors. Not long ago, farming practices were fairly uniform. It was difficult for farmers to treat site-specifically based on land variability and soil… Read More