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Category: Agribusiness

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Building better begonias


November 9, 2021

Begonias are among the top five most popular plants found in flower beds and Florida leads the way in production with sales valuing more than $11.8 million, according to the USDA. But heat waves and drought have hurt begonia production in the ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Begonias, Climate Change, Environmental Horticulture, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Fngla, Grant, Plant Breeding, Usda
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Hemp flowering behavior research provides further guidance for Florida growers


August 19, 2021

New UF/IFAS research suggests Florida growers must carefully select hemp varieties and factor the length of a given day when scheduling when to plant. Understanding hemp flowering behavior, or how it responds to light and varying daylengths ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Hemp, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research Education Center, UF/IFAS Industrial Hemp Pilot Project, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center

Technical and Financial Assistance Available for Producers to Implement Agriculture Best Management Practices (BMPs) in Central Florida


June 24, 2021

Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Livestock, Water
Tags: Ag BMP, Agriculture, Best Management Practices, Cost Share, Water, Water Quality, Water Quantity
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The Concept of Integrated Pest Management


February 23, 2021

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 ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Disease, Greenhouse, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Mites, Nematodes, Nursery, Pathogens, Pest Management, Pests, Scouting, Weeds

Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture


December 15, 2020

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Fruits & Vegetables, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Cflandscapes, Hydroponics, UF IFAS Extension Water Agents, Urban Agricutlure, Urban Farming, Water RSA, Water Wednesdays, Yilin Zhuang
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Did You Know That Orange County Has The 3rd Largest Horticulture Industry In Florida?


August 18, 2020

An economic study done in 2015 by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Food and Resource Economics Dept. determined that the central Florida area producers, combined with landscape firms and retail ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture
Tags: Apopka, Boston Fern, Fern City, Ferns, Foliage, Horticulture Retail, Indoor Foliage Capital Of The World, Landscape Firms, Ocextension, Production Hortiuculture

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/15/20 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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Covid-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

EDIS Update: Who Is Interested in Purchasing Smart Irrigation Systems?


October 10, 2019

Water conservation continues to be a goal for the horticulture industry as scarcity concerns increase. Technology is looked at as a possible solution to increase residential irrigation efficiency.   The new 'smart' irrigation ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Agribusiness, Horticulture, Irrigation, Marketing, Smart Irrigation, Water

Industry Spotlight: Cherrylake


August 15, 2019

Out of 1,800 acres statewide, Cherrylake has over 1,000 acres of rolling hills of ornamental tree production in Groveland, Florida. The main farm consists of seemingly endless rows of manicured oaks, maples, elms, bald cypress, magnolias, crape ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Central Florida, Cherrylake, Greenhouse, Industry Spotlight, Magnolias, Propagation, Tree Farm, Trees

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