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The Right Dose: Video Series


November 15, 2022

Florida is one of the most regulated states regarding pesticide applications.  Pesticide applicators licensed in Florida that apply Restricted Use Pesticides (RUP) must know their obligation under Florida Law. Restricted Use Pesticides are ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Invasive Species, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training, The Right Dose

La Dosis Correcta: Serie de Videos


November 15, 2022

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados con respecto a las aplicaciones de plaguicidas. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas con licencia en Florida que aplican Plaguicidas de Uso Restringido (RUP) deben conocer su obligación bajo la Ley de ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, En Espanol, Espanol, La Dosis Correcta, Pesticide License, Pesticide Testing, Pesticide Training
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Are Your Bulls Breeding Ready?

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November 9, 2022

We don’t want to take guesses as to whether our bulls are breeding ready, we need to make all assurances possible that they are.  The herd sire contributes 50% of the genetic potential for the calf crop.  One bull that doesn’t perform ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock
Tags: Bulls

Herd Bull Selection

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November 9, 2022

Purchasing bulls can be fun and nerve-wracking all at the same time.  But keeping a few key points in mind as you go into the bull buying process can ease some of that anxiety.  One of the most important reproductive management decisions for ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock
Tags: Bull Selection, Cattle

Ag Crime Prevention Tips

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November 9, 2022

Whether natural, like hurricanes, or human-caused, like urban sprawl, cattle ranchers rise and face countless challenges to the success and security of their operations.  Of these, the most offensive are the challenges inflicted by others in ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock
Tags: Ag Crime, Livestock
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“Something to Talk About”—Seminole Pumpkins!

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October 25, 2022

Have you heard that Seminole pumpkins can be grown easily in Polk County? They are not only easy to grow but also make nutritious and flavorful dishes—and to top that off, they’re just plain fun! Seminole pumpkins are a cultivated ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes,
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Halloween, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg, Pollinators, Pumpkins, Vegetable Gardening
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New Episode from Naturally Florida, “It’s Spooky Season, Let’s Chat About Bats

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October 18, 2022

Mummies, Ghosts, and Goblins – oh my! This spooky season, we’re chatting about bats in Florida! Thirteen species of Florida bats live here year-round and several more migrate in from the North or South at certain times of year. These ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Wildlife
Tags: Bats, Ecosystem Services, Featured, Florida Ecosystem, Florida Wildlife, Lara Milligan, Living With Wildlife, Naturally Florida Podcast, Shannon Carnevale

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Chinches Apestosas


September 15, 2022

Hay varias plagas comunes en Florida que pueden causar daños graves a las plantas. Una de estas plagas comunes son los insectos soldados, también conocidos como chinches apestosas (“Stink Bugs”). Estas plagas, si no se controlan adecuadamente, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Chinche Apestosa, En Espanol, Espanol, Florida Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Polk Small Farms, Stink Bugs, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Florida Farm Pests: Stink Bugs


September 15, 2022

There are various common pests in Florida known to cause serious damage to plants. One of these common pests are Soldier Bugs also known as Stink Bugs. These pests if not control properly can cause serious economic damage to both crops and ornamental ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Polk Small Farms, Stink Bugs, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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