In this session of the “Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs” series, we met with Dr. Vivek Sharma from the University of Florida Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department to discuss Irrigation Best Management Practices. We got to pick ... READ MORE
Speakers from across the country shared new research and insight -- including data about consumer behavior change since the pandemic began, Florida and national policy updates and crop outlooks for some of Florida’s largest commodities. It ... READ MORE
Pests can cause devastating impacts to a hemp crop. The first step to tackle a pest problem is to identify the unwelcome intruder. A new UF/IFAS hemp pest identification tool takes the guesswork out of identifying some of the potential Florida ... READ MORE
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
Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management.
"Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ... READ MORE
There is a growing controversy over potential health risks associated with the herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in RoundUp®. Following extensive study, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with many other ... 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
Please see below for important information regarding the Operation Cleansweep program from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. This program has been funded through the end of 2019. READ MORE
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
Register now for the 3rd Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference on February 21, 2018 right here at the Mid-Florida Research and Education Center!
Presentations and discussion topics include agricultural labor, trade and global ... READ MORE