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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

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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: Featured, 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

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
Brazilian Peppertree

Webinar: Integrating biological control with current Brazilian peppertree management (Online CEU opportunity)

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May 13, 2020

Join UF/IFAS Extension for a webinar on Brazilian Peppertree Integrated Pest Management. This webinar and CEU opportunity will share information about the integrated pest management for Brazilian peppertree and include information on ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brazilian Peppertree, CEU Opportunity, Invasive Species, Pesticides, Shannon Carnevale

COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension


March 15, 2020

Updated 03/16/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. Please call your local UF/IFAS Extension office ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Camp, Clubs & Volunteers, Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers, Conservation, Crops, Curriculum, Disaster Preparation, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food Safety, Forests, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Home Management, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Livestock, Money Matters, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Professional Development, Recreation, Relationships & Family, SFYL Hot Topic, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: COVID-19, Featured Hot Topic, Hot Topic

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