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
Every ecosystem has a vital role in maintaining the health of our world. Forests and phytoplankton are our lungs and purify the air. Our lands and seas provide us food to put on our tables, while rivers, streams, and aquifers provide the lifeblood ... READ MORE
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I've been asked by several people what this plant (see photo to the right) is and if it is a weed? Identifying this plant as basketgrass is the easy part. It is common in forests or areas with shade. It forms dense growth in ... READ MORE
As if it hasn’t been hot enough this muggy August, why not add a little fire to the heat! UF/IFAS partnered with Barry Coulliette (Alachua Conservation Trust) and Chuck Cowart (Double C Ranch) to conduct a controlled summer burn on 40 acres ... READ MORE
Producers have implemented Best Management Practices (BMPs) that maintain or improve water quality, quantity, and soil conditions on their farms for many years. For the purposes of the Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services ... 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
What is a hydroponic system? How does it differ from traditional growing of plants? How can we try it at home? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food Systems Agent in Seminole County, Dr. Morgan Pinkerton to give an introduction ... READ MORE
Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is an emerging ... READ MORE
Water Wednesdays in December will focus on Urban Agriculture. Last Water Wednesdays, Dr. Catherine Campbell gave an overview and discussed the benefits and risks of urban agriculture.
What is Urban Agriculture?
There is no standard definition ... 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