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Florida Pesticide Licenses: Right-of-Way


June 6, 2024

Florida is one of the most regulated states concerning pesticide applications. Florida has 13 different pesticide licenses with over 20 categories. This makes it difficult for applicators to understand what license is the one they need for a ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, Right-of-way, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Licencias de pesticidas de Florida: Derecho de Paso (“Right-of-Way”)


June 6, 2024

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados en cuanto a aplicaciones de plaguicidas. Florida tiene 13 licencias de plaguicidas diferentes con más de 20 categorías. Esto dificulta que los aplicadores comprendan que licencia es la que necesitan ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Recreation, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Derecho-de-paso, En Espanol, Espanol, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, Right-of-way, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Florida Farm Pests: Thrips


June 5, 2024

Florida has the presence of many pests that can negatively affect crops and ornamental plants. Among these pests, we can find thrips. These are responsible for millions of economic losses on agricultural commodities and nurseries.   What ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Pests, Pest_control, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Thrips, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Trips


June 5, 2024

Florida tiene la presencia de muchas plagas que pueden afectar negativamente los cultivos y las plantas ornamentales. Entre estas plagas podemos encontrar los trips. Estos son responsables de millones de pérdidas económicas en productos agrícolas ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Florida Pests, Pest_control, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Thrips, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Hurricane Prep for the Landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 22, 2024

Hurricane Prep for Landscapes In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk hurricane prep. Living in Florida includes being prepared for hurricanes. Many people know how to get their homes ready but what should do for your landscape? ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Disaster Prep, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Hurricane, Hurricane Prep, Jschelb, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast, YourCentralFloridaYardpodcast

New Episode from Naturally Florida: “Surviving the Squeeze: The Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit’s Fight”

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May 20, 2024

The marsh rabbit is a medium-sized rabbit with short, rounded ears, and small feet. It is similar in appearance to the more familiar eastern cottontail rabbit but without the white color of their tail. The marsh rabbit is found in the southeastern ... READ MORE

Category: , Natural Resources
Tags: Cottontail, Florida Keys, Mammal, Marsh Rabbit, Naturally Florida Podcast, Rabbit

Water woes and your landscape: A new episode of Your Central Florida Yard podcast

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May 6, 2024

Water woes and your landscape In this episode of Your Central Florid Yard, we talk water. Water is essential and gardeners know this. But what do we do when the rain stops, the water bills rise, and those watering restrictions kick in? Don't ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Gardening, Jschelb, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County, Your Central Florida Yard, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea), an Effective Summer Cover Crop


May 6, 2024

Cover crops are traditionally used to cover bare land to protect the soil and/or improve soil characteristics between cash-crop cycles, or planted alongside the cash-crop. Farmers have used cover crops for a long time, and each different species ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cover_crops, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Southwest Florida Small Farms Network, Sunn_hemp, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Crotalaria juncea (Sunn Hemp), un cultivo de cobertura de verano efectivo


May 6, 2024

Los cultivos de cobertura se utilizan tradicionalmente para cubrir tierras sin vegetación, para proteger la tierra y/o mejorar las características del suelo entre los ciclos de cultivos comerciales, o también se pueden plantar junto al cultivo ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Cover_crops, Crotalaria_juncea, En Espanol, Espanol, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Sunn_hemp, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Tips on hand watering

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May 4, 2024

It’s springtime, and gardeners in central Florida are eagerly adding new plants to our gardens.  Yet this year’s very dry and breezy weather creates a challenge at the very critical time of establishing strong new roots.  For most of us ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polk County FL, Polkgardening, UF/IFAS, Watering, Watering Plants, Your Central Florida Yard Podcast

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