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Licencias de Plaguicidas en Florida: La Lay de Plaguicidas y sus Categorías (Parte 2 de 2)


January 12, 2024

Florida es uno de los estados más regulados en la aplicación de plaguicidas. La ley de plaguicidas de Florida está dividida bajo 3 capítulos bajo los estatutos del estado. Estos son los capítulos 388, 482 y 487. Los aplicadores de plaguicidas ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Licencias de Plaguicidas en Florida: Conceptos Legales, Recursos y el Proceso de Solicitar su Licencia (Parte 1 de 2)


January 12, 2024

Florida es un estado en el cual la protección del medio ambiente se toma muy en serio. Los plaguicidas que se utilizan con propósitos comerciales o agrícolas son altamente regulados por el gobierno con el fin de garantizar el conocimiento ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Espanol, Pesticide License, Pesticide_applicator, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Steps and Methods


December 14, 2023

The weather in Florida is adequate for many organisms to thrive. Unfortunately, this also includes many pest species that can harm crops and Ornamental plants. A pest can be any insect, mite, weed, fungi, bacteria, virus, bird, or any other ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Biological Control, Florida Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Polk Small Farms, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Pasos y Métodos del Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP)


December 14, 2023

El clima en Florida es adecuado para que muchos organismos prosperen. Desafortunadamente, esto también incluye muchas especies de plagas que pueden dañar los cultivos y las plantas ornamentales. Una plaga puede ser cualquier insecto, ácaro, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Biological Control, En Espanol, Espanol, Florida Pests, Integrated Pest Management, IPM, Polk Small Farms, UF/IFAS Polk County

Minimizing Pesticide Impacts on the Environment


August 28, 2023

Pesticides are an effective control for pests and diseases. On the other hand, when not using pesticides correctly these chemicals can affect the environment negatively.   What Composes the Environment? The environment is composed ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Drift_management, Environmental Literacy, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Minimizando los Impactos de los Pesticidas en el Medio Ambiente


August 28, 2023

Los pesticidas son un control eficaz de plagas y enfermedades. Por otro lado, cuando los pesticidas no se utilizan correctamente pueden afectar negativamente al medio ambiente.   ¿Qué Compone el Medio Ambiente? El medio ambiente ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Applying Pesticides Correctly, Drift_management, En Espanol, Environmental Literacy, Espanol, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Considerations When Selecting Subtropical/Tropical Fruit Crops in Florida / 2023 Summer Southwest Florida Small Farmer Network (SWFSFN) Meeting.


May 26, 2023

Florida is among the only places in the USA where we can grow subtropical and tropical fruit crops. This is because Florida has the necessary climatic and soil conditions that allow farmers to grow these types of crops, as well as an established ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Pine Island, Small Farms, Southwest District, Southwest Florida Small Farms Network, Tropical Fruit Crop, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County
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Summer Camp: Out in the Sunshine


May 22, 2023

Calling all nature explorers! Join UF/IFAS Extension at our first weeklong summer camp at the Florida Children's Museum at Bonnet Springs Park in Lakeland! Join us as we explore wildlife, botany, insects, and nature through crafts, activities, ... READ MORE

Category: Camp, Events, Horticulture, Natural Resources
Tags: #UFBugs, 4-H, 4-H Youth, A Yasalonis, Anne Yasalonis, Events, Florida Wildlife, Florida-Friendly, Gardening, Kids, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Nature

Florida Farm Pests: Southern Chinch Bugs


April 14, 2023

If you have a sod farm in Florida or work in the landscape business, Chinch Bugs could become a major economic problem when not taking proper control.   What are Southern Chinch Bugs and how I can identify them? Southern ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Florida Farms, Florida Lawns, Florida Pests, IMP, Polksmallfarms, Sod, Southern Chinch Bug, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Chinches del Sur (“Southern Chinch Bug”)


April 14, 2023

Si usted tiene una granja de césped en Florida o trabaja en un negocio de jardinería, las chinches pudieran convertirse en un problema económico importante si no se toma el control adecuado.   ¿Qué son las chinches y cómo puedo ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Chinches, Chinches De Sur, En Espanol, Espanol, Florida Farms, Florida Lawns, Florida Pests, IPM, Polksmallfarms, Sod, Southern Chinch Bug, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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