Nature has a specific design! All life on Earth works together in a symbiotic relationship to serve a better purpose. Soil contains trillions of living organisms, each with a specific role in mining minerals, processing sugars, and protecting the roots of whichever plant species is growing above them. With such a heavy workload, life can
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Art can be found in many different elements of agriculture, most of which perform some kind of function. Creative artisans can take a tool as common as a cow whip and craft it into a work of art. I can think of no other artisan who makes them so beautifully as KJ Smith. He makes
With their guns sighted-in and bows tuned, hunting enthusiasts will soon be loading up their hunting gear and climbing into a tree stand or blind. Whether hunting public or private land, a hunting license and a $5 Deer Permit is required for the expedition.
While Florida agriculture works to recover from the damage left behind by Hurricane Irma, the industry has turned its attention to citrus with the monthly Citrus Forecast from the USDA. From this forecast, which was first released on October 12, you’ll hear a lot about oranges and grapefruit, but not Florida lemons and limes. The
Hunting season is underway in Florida, and this season marks a big milestone for Wild Game Food Bank (WGFB). This is WGFB’s fifth season coordinating wild game meat donations to feed our neighbors in need!
With September comes the winddown of summer and the first hints of fall. It also means hunting season is back in much of Florida, with bow hunting starting things off. Archery has long been a popular sport amongst 4-H students and hunting enthusiast alike, so it’s always a good time to share some archery safety
Small farms in Florida might not grab the big headlines, but the fact that there are so many of them means they can’t go unnoticed. And they don’t. In statistics last updated in 2015, Florida had approximately 47,300 commercial farms and ranches, using a total of 9.45 million acres, according to the Florida Department of
Irrigation is an important component of any farm, and drip irrigation is one of the most popular options. However, to make the best choice for your operation, you’ll need to consider the advantages and disadvantages of drip irrigation when deciding if it’s right for your crops. Advantages of Drip Irrigation Drip irrigation offers many benefits.
Limes were once so plentiful in south Florida that one of the varieties grown here was known as a Key lime because it was grown around the Florida Keys. Then, a “perfect storm” of Hurricane Andrew, citrus canker, and insect pests came together to push limes out of Florida. However, it looks as if limes
The unpredictable weather changes in Florida have affected not only the plants and grass, but also the water supply. During the first part of the year many experienced record water lows. However, the past couple of months have been wet and rainy! Whether you are in an area that is still experiencing effects of the