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Minimizing Pesticide Exposure to Bees and Other Pollinators


January 20, 2023

Pesticides are an important part of any farmer’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to maintain low pests population and avoid economical losses. It is important that all pesticide applications are executed following label instructions to minimize ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, Honeybees, Native Bees, Pesticide_protection, Polksmallfarms, Pollinators, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

Minimizando la exposición a plaguicidas a las abejas y otros polinizadores


January 20, 2023

Los plaguicidas son una parte importante del Manejo Integrado de Plagas (MIP) de cualquier agricultor para mantener una baja población de plagas y evitar pérdidas económicas. Es importante que todas las aplicaciones de pesticidas se realicen ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, En Espanol, Espanol, Honeybees, Native Bees, Pesticide_protection, Polksmallfarms, Pollinators, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County
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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

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Minimize Pesticide Exposure


December 19, 2022

Pesticides are a common practice to control pests in agriculture, inside buildings, landscapes, natural areas, and in the Right of Way. At the same time, pesticides are chemicals developed to kill living organisms, meaning we need to use precaution ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Personal_protective_equipment, Pesticides, Pesticide_applicator, Pesticide_protection, PPE, Small Farms Agent Polk, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

El Equipo de Protección Personal (EPP) Minimiza la Exposición de Plaguicidas


December 19, 2022

Los plaguicidas son una práctica común para controlar plagas en la agricultura, dentro de edificios, jardines, áreas naturales y en las vías públicas. Al mismo tiempo, los plaguicidas son productos químicos desarrollados para matar organismos ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: En Espanol, Equipo_de_proteccion_personal, Espanol, Personal_protective_equipment, Pesticides, Pesticide_protection, PPE, Small Farms Agent Polk, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Polk County

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

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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Turkey Express: Instant pot? Temperature? Thawing? Your Questions Answered

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October 28, 2022

Turkey Express: Your Questions Answered Turkey time is right around the corner. Don’t wing it! Here are some questions and answers to get you warmed up for the season. Can you make a turkey in an air fryer? Yes, as long as it fits. ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Anikolai, Cooking, Foodsafety, Healthy Meals, Holidays, Polk County, Thanksgiving, Turkey, UF/IFAS

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