We all know that stress is not good for us and leads to health problems. Stress can also be detrimental to cattle in ways we may not easily see. That is why low-stress or quiet handling of cattle is an important principle in the Beef Quality ... READ MORE
^ Watch the video above to see real live fireflies blinking just a few nights ago in Pasco County - (filmed 7/18/21).
Yes - we do have fireflies here in Florida! (Trivia fact - At least 56 species of fireflies have been documented ... READ MORE
If you're reading this, you may have noticed a disturbance in the Florida-Friendly force... Yes, one of the original websites for Florida-Friendly Landscaping has disappeared from the interwebs.
Meanwhile, if you've visited some of ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
One cow, skipping one calving season equals a $500 loss, at very least. Cattle management encompasses many duties for cattle owners and improving reproductive efficiency of the herd lumps much of that management into one basket, of sorts, because ... READ MORE
Does your palm have ugly yellowing leaves?
Put down the pruning equipment and step away from the palm.
When NOT to prune a palm -
You can’t prune away a palm nutrient deficiency. In fact, pruning off a ... READ MORE
In a nutshell, Beef Quality Assurance is a national program that raises consumer confidence by educating people on proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry (BQA.org). When better quality ... READ MORE
The Range Cattle Research and Education Center (RCREC) is a unit of the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) founded in 1941, and a field day is a great way to showcase this establishment. With 2840 acres ... READ MORE
“Buying Local” is all the rage and has different meaning for different people. For market steer participants in both 4-H and FFA, it has many levels that should be acknowledged. With the Pasco County Fair in the books for 2018 and the Sumter ... READ MORE
With warmer weather comes more rainfall. While it's great for lawns and ornamentals, its also great for the weeds. An environmentally friendly alternative to weed control is sheet mulching. This permaculture technique consists of laying down ... READ MORE