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
Why is testing your soil so important?
Some producers have their soils evaluated every year while other may not do it at all. If you submit a soil sample for testing with the UF/IFAS Soils lab you will receive information such as pH, phosphorus ... READ MORE
Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management.
"Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important than ... READ MORE
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
You can gain valuable information from a simple hay test that can help you balance the nutrition on your livestock. Hay is not just filler without value. By taking a hay sample and having it tested you can learn the crude protein, ... READ MORE
2018 Small Ruminant Production Conference
Join University of Florida Faculty Members and local experts for a day of learning and networking on April 20, 2018 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Osceola County Extension Office, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Ln, ... READ MORE
Fungal and bacterial pathogens, as well as viruses and nematodes, can all affect the quality of seed potatoes. Infected seed can lower plant vigor and supply inoculum for further disease throughout the season. Late blight, Fusarium dry rot, ... READ MORE
If you have and/or manage pastures for livestock use, join us on February 17th from 12:00 to 2:00 PM at Needmore Land & Cattle Co. (2202 Bishop Estates Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32259) for the 2018 Winter Forage Food Plot Field Day. ... READ MORE