Good pollination is an essential step in our food system. Pollinators are instrumental in ensuring that we have a good harvest of fruit and vegetables. However, as more development happens, habitat and food sources for pollinators decrease. ... READ MORE
Are you frustrated that with all the energy and money devoted to your yard, you still have patchy turfgrass or weed spots? Or you are spending too much money to keep your grass green? Did you know... it all starts with irrigation!
In this webinar ... READ MORE
Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that area. According to U.S. EPA, urban agriculture can contribute to the revitalization of abandoned or underutilized ... READ MORE
The past month has been all about finding ways to adapt to this new COVID-19 situation! I have been working with several of my Florida Sea Grant Extension colleagues to develop some fabulous new resources. Some of these are specifically designed ... READ MORE
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Hastings Agricultural Extension Center (HAEC) is a valuable gem located in the heart of the Tri-County Agriculture Area (TCAA which includes Flagler, Putnam and ... READ MORE
Have you ever thought about sharing your unique agricultural experiences with local consumers? Consumers want to meet REAL farmers and understand where and how their food is grown. The two-day Agritourism Workshop will equip you with practical ... READ MORE
Disney World of Agriculture
What was it like to attend the 2018 PMA Fresh Summit? It was like the Disney World of Agriculture! Held at the Orlando Convention Center, the banner, displays, flashy lights and free taste bites were simply overwhelming. ... READ MORE
Unlike many people, I am always happy to see (or smell!) brown Sargassum seaweed washing up on local beaches. While we do not have kelp in Florida waters, Sargassum is similar in that it contains gas-filled bladders that keep the seaweed afloat ... READ MORE
There are lots of gatherings this time of year in the agricultural community and UF/IFAS Extension is excited about participating in all of them.
The Bunnell Bonanza attracted families to a fun-filled day of games, pony rides, ... READ MORE
For those growers that use pesticides, you need to familiar yourself with the 2015 Revised Worker Protection Standard (WPS). WPS is a federal regulation that is designed to protect agricultural workers and pesticide handlers. An EPA guidance ... READ MORE