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Pollos de Corral: Bioseguridad


April 1, 2022

Es importante mantener una parvada de pollos de corral saludable. Un pollo enfermo puede infectar a toda la parvada con una enfermedad, creando problemas que pueden, en ciertos casos, resultar en la muerte. Para ayudarnos a minimizar el riesgo ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Biosecurity, Chicken Health, En Espanol, Espanol, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Pollos De Corral, Small Farms, UF/IFAS
Chickens in pasture

Backyard Chickens: Biosecurity


April 1, 2022

It is important to maintain a healthy backyard flock. One unhealthy chicken can infect the entire flock with a disease, creating problems that can, in certain cases, result in death. To help us minimize the risk of diseases and pest infestations, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Livestock, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Backyard Chickens, Biosecurity, Chicken Health, Polk County FL, Polk Small Farms, Small Farms, UF/IFAS

Zumbido Con Abejas 4-H (Buzzing with Bees 4-H )


March 9, 2022

La apicultura, es la práctica de mantener colonias de abejas para lograr objetivos deseados. Las abejas de miel son las especies domesticadas más comunes. Estos insectos tienen un comportamiento social creando grandes colonias las cuales contienen ... READ MORE

Category: 4-H & Youth, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Luis R. Rodriguez, Native Bees, Polk Small Farms, Pollinators, Small Farms Agent Polk

Plagas de las fincas de Florida: Ácaros Varroa


February 17, 2022

Existen múltiples problemas que pueden afectar negativamente a las abejas de miel occidentales. Estos problemas pueden incluir la falta de recursos como las flores, condiciones climáticas adversas, enfermedades, uso inadecuado de pesticidas ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Livestock, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Bees, En Espanol, Espanol, Honeybees, Pest Management, Polk County FL, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, Spanish, UF/IFAS

Plagas de las Fincas de Florida: Pulgones


January 6, 2022

Existen múltiples plagas que pueden tener un efecto negativo en nuestros cultivos y plantas ornamentales. Una de estas plagas son los pulgones. Los pulgones son pequeños insectos que se consideran plagas en todo el mundo. Tienen un cuerpo ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Farm Planning And Management, Pests, Plant Pests, Polksmallfarms, Pulgones, Small Farms, Spanish, UF/IFAS

Florida Farm Pests: Aphids


January 6, 2022

There are multiple pests that can have a negative effect on our crops and ornamental plants. One of these pests are aphids. Aphids are small insects that are considered pests around the world. They have a soft body, shaped like a pear, and depending ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Aphids, Farm Planning And Management, Pests, Plant Pests, Polksmallfarms, Small Farms, UF/IFAS
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UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Master Gardener Volunteer Projects Earn International Recognition


August 24, 2021

UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer programs will be recognized for excellence during the 2021 International Master Gardener Conference, hosted by the Virginia Extension Master Gardener Program. Typically, the awards ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Central Florida, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Polk County, Polkgardening, Polkmg
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Springtime blooms for the garden (and our pollinator friends, too!)


May 15, 2020

Springtime color welcomes birds, butterflies, native bees and other pollinators! Did you know that urban pollinator gardens offer not just beauty, but also places of refuge, protection and nourishment for our airborne wildlife? These blooms, ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS Extension, , Wildlife
Tags: Anne Yasalonis, Ayasalonis, Butterflies, Central Florida, Florida, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Florida-Friendly Plants, Flowers, Gardening, Master Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteer, Native Plants, Polk County, Polkgardening, Pollinators, Wildlife

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