The purpose of plant and soil sampling is to identify what nutrients are prevalent or lacking that the plant or soil may need to thrive. Plant infection can be a result of diseases, pests, lack of nutrients from soils, and simply being planted ... 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
August in Florida signals the start of grape harvesting. Vineyards through the south begin the task of picking the ripe crop off the vines, crushing then pressing the skins and fermenting the juice.
After years of harvesting vineyards by hand, ... 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
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
In April, the UF/IFAS Extension Commercial Horticulture, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Family Nutrition Program agents and staff teamed up to deliver a joint event serving hundreds of Volusia County residents at the Deland Farmers Market.
Commercial ... READ MORE
Volusia County is recognized as the “Fern Capital of the World”. Unfortunately, it has suffered setbacks from both Hurricane Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017) due to the damaging high winds. Both hurricanes directly hit Volusia during the consecutive ... READ MORE
In October, a team of 24 University of Florida Extension horticulture extension personnel and interested guests recently explored a Horticulture and Cultural Tour of Southern Spain. One of the early visits included an exclusive meeting with ... READ MORE
Looking for fun activities to do with kids? Why not expand their vision and introduce the Fresh From Florida produce that makes this state a leader in food production throughout our nation. Florida is well-known for its wide variety of citrus ... READ MORE
My pine trees don’t look so good, in fact they may be dying, what is happening? There are many causes for declining pine tree health. Trees can be easily stressed. Drought, prolonged or repeated, flooding for periods longer than normal, ... READ MORE