by LUIS RODRIGUEZ-ROSADO Florida is a state where environmental protection is taken very seriously. Pesticides used for commercial or agricultural purposes are highly regulated by the government to ensure proper applications to avoid non-source pollution. Because of this, growers and ranchers need to obtain their pesticide license in order to use a Restricted Use Pesticide […]
IFAS In Your Corner
by ANDREA NIKOLAI, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Right now, somewhere north of here and maybe even here, it is cold; therefore, it is time for soup and chili! Here in Florida, we can adapt and enjoy soup all year long, but this is the time when it shines. Soup can soothe the soul, warm the
by WAEL ELWAKIL, UF/IFAS EXTENSION HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY Aerial imaging technology has revolutionized the world of agricultural research, from basic cameras with RGB sensors to advanced devices capable of measuring specific light wavelengths, such as NDVI, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors. The applications of these sensing technologies are as diverse as the fields they serve. They empower
by ANDREA NIKOLAI, family and consumer sciences agent, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County I moved here from Minnesota, and I was very excited to see that Florida grows peanuts. Most of Florida’s peanuts are grown in North Florida, especially the Florida Panhandle, but they can also be grown all the way down to Florida’s southern tip.
by ANNE YASALONIS, residential horticulture agent and Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator,UF/IFAS Extension Polk County Hurricane season started June 1. You are probably aware of preparations you need to make inside the home, but what do you need to do in your landscape? Survey your property now, and look for things that may be an issue
by ALLIE WILLIAMS, UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County Consumer demand tends to drive marketing decisions for small-scale farmers. There has been increasing interest in locally grown food in recent years. Farmers can use these trends as an opportunity to evaluate and refine their marketing strategies. The question is, how can small-scale farmers implement successful marketing strategies
Hello, fellow Hillsborough County residents. My name is Amber Norris, and I am your new Hillsborough County 4-H Agent. My personal 4-H experience includes 4-H youth alumni, 4-H leader, and volunteer. My husband of 35 years and I have two children who were active in 4-H and FFA. They are both married now and beginning