Tips to think about:
Don’t forget to make the main thing, the main thing. Your cows produce a calf and that calf is what you market to make money. You need to keep your costs below your break-even to stay in business.
Evaluate your ... READ MORE
Do you know how much water you use on a daily basis? Have you heard of virtual water? Did you know that water is used to create nearly every product out there, including our food? Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Sustainable Ag and Food ... READ MORE
By: Tim Wilson, UF/IFAS Extension, St. Johns County and J.K. Yarborough, UF/IFAS Extension, Seminole County
When Ponce de Leon brought cattle and horses to Florida in the 1500’s, he established a cattle industry that today continues ... READ MORE
Have you heard of FAWN? What is FAWN? FAWN is Florida Automated Weather Network. It is a University of Florida-operated service aiding agricultural decision-makers statewide since 1997. Last Water Wednesday, we invited the Project Manager of ... READ MORE
Ben Wells Produce is a 3rd generation, diverse farm full of brightly colored vegetables in St. Johns County, Florida.
His crops range across the alphabet from beets and carrots to potatoes and watermelons. If it is a vegetable that can ... READ MORE
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... 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
Stormwater retention ponds play an important role in flood control, especially in Florida’s rainy season. Retention ponds maintain a permanent pool of water and are designed to store and slow stormwater runoff from nearby areas. With over ... READ MORE
Tiny little tan sclerotium, oh my!
Southern blight, or Sclerotrium rolfsii is a soilborne fungus that has many hundreds of hosts. The fungus can be spread through movement of infested soil and plant debris, on infected plants, in contaminated ... READ MORE
Cercospora is a common leaf spot of Brassicas and other plant families.
The organism Cercospora is a fungal disease that causes defoliation of many plant species. Symptoms are seen on the leaves and are often gray in color, and may have ... READ MORE