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How to Eat More Fruits and Vegetables: Hacks Into Habits

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December 27, 2022

Hacks to Habits What did the salad greens say to the hungry person? We will make your mouth and body happy if you "let-tuce"! Fruits and vegetables have a high nutrient density and fiber content and offer an abundance of health benefits, ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Work & Life
Tags: Anikolai, Haveaplant, Health, Healthy, Healthy Living, Polk County, UF/IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Caterpillars


December 14, 2022

Most species of butterflies and moths feed on flower nectar and are harmless to plants. On the other hand, caterpillars can be harmful to crop and ornamental plants.   What are caterpillars and how I can Identify them? Caterpillars ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Caterpillar, Florida_Pests, Pest_control, Polk Small Farms, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Orugas


December 14, 2022

La mayoría de las especies de mariposas y polillas se alimentan del néctar de las flores y son inofensivas para la mayoría de las plantas. Por otro lado, las orugas pueden ser dañinas para los cultivos y las plantas ornamentales.   ¿Qué ... READ MORE

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

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

Plagas de las fincas de Florida: Babosas y caracoles terrestres


August 12, 2022

Cuando la gente piensa en plagas de plantas, lo primero en lo que piensan son los artrópodos, específicamente los insectos. Desafortunadamente, hay más que solo artrópodos que se consideran plagas de plantas. Uno de estos ejemplos son las ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Florida_Pests, IPM, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Slugs, Snails, UF/IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Terrestrial Slugs and Snails


August 12, 2022

When people think of plant pests, the first thing that comes to mind are arthropods, specifically insects. Unfortunately, there are more than just arthropods that are considered plant pests. One of these examples are terrestrial slugs and snails.   How ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida_Pests, IPM, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Slugs, Snails, UF/IFAS

Hydroponics: NFT System


July 29, 2022

Each year we have less agricultural land available, making it more difficult for farmers to acquire land to grow crops due to urban development increases in Florida. From 2010 to 2019, Florida’s population grew 14.2% to become the third ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF/IFAS

Hidropónicos: SISTEMA NFT


July 29, 2022

Cada año tenemos menos tierras agrícolas disponibles, lo que dificulta que los agricultores adquieran terreno para sus cultivos debido al aumento del desarrollo urbano en Florida. Del 2010 a 2019, la población de Florida creció un ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Hydroponics, Hydroponic_NFT, Polk County, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF/IFAS

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