Florida: Extension Works to Bring Pesticide Licensing Online Mar 26, 2020

🕔Mar 26, 2020
UF/IFAS Extension and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) are working to identify ways to provide online testing for certified pesticide applicators while in-person testing is unavailable […]

Florida Corn: Comparing Nematicide Efficacy Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
As much of the world adjusts to changes in our daily life due to measures to combat COVID-19, farmers continue to do what they do – work to produce food. […]

Counting Trees: Technology Quickly Tallies Trees For Insurance Purposes Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
Aerobotics technology has processed more than 5 million trees, 50,000 acres of groves and 15% of all citrus in Florida. These numbers are climbing ahead of the approaching mid-April deadline […]

Florida: What’s the Right Calcium Source for Your Soil? Mar 6, 2020

🕔Mar 6, 2020
I always start my answer (like any good soil scientist) with, “It depends!”  If your soil pH is low, I would recommend a liming material.  If your soil pH is […]

Florida Peanuts: At-Plant Applications Help Manage Spotted Wilt, Leaf Spot Disease Mar 6, 2020

🕔Mar 6, 2020
Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus Although our southern groundhog, Gen. Beauregard Lee, did not see his shadow this year, all signs point to an early Spring. Peanut producers are preparing for […]

Florida Corn: Planting Date, Starter Fertilizer Recommendations Feb 24, 2020

🕔Feb 24, 2020
Planting Date Optimum corn planting time in North Florida is different for irrigated versus non-irrigated corn.  Irrigated corn should be planted in the month of March, and preferably early March, […]

Florida: Dicamba Stewardship Training, Feb. 18 Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
Florida is set to host it’s annual Dicamba Stewardship Training on February 18th from 9-11 am CST (10-12 EST), with a similar format as the previous years.

Drone Images Detect 2 Tomato Diseases with 99% Accuracy Jan 14, 2020

🕔Jan 14, 2020
New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars […]

Florida: 2019 Average Farm Rent, Labor Rates Jan 13, 2020

🕔Jan 13, 2020
Some of the most challenging conversations, in almost any relationship, are the ones about money.  This is certainly true as farmers and landowners negotiate lease agreements, or managers and workers […]

Florida: Cover Crops – A Low Cost Alternative to Irrigation Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
Irrigation is expensive. And there are a lot of non-irrigated or “dryland” acres across the Panhandle. 2019 was characterized by persistent drought stress for much of the season (see below). […]

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