Healthy Soil is Teeming with Microscopic Life

Healthy Soil is Teeming with Microscopic Life

Farmers are intrinsically tied to the soil that encompasses their farmland. Where others only see dirt, greenery, and maybe a few worms, farmers – especially those who rely on organic nutrient sources such as compost, green manure, and plant and animal meals to...
Carinata Field Day – March 6

Carinata Field Day – March 6

The Southeast Partnership for Advanced Renewables from Carinata (SPARC) and the University of Florida/IFAS’ North Florida Research and Education Center are pleased to announce that a Carinata Field Day will be held in Quincy, Florida, on Wednesday, March 6,...
Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops

Nutrient Management for Vegetable Crops

Proper plant nutrition is key to a successful vegetable crop.  Too little fertilizer reduces yields.  Too much fertilizer, though not always harmful to the crop, can be economically detrimental to the farm and can negatively impact the environment.  Also, over...
Avoiding Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Avoiding Potassium Deficiency in Cotton

Every year, I see more potassium (K) deficiency in cotton. This isn’t surprising, since yields have increased with modern cultivars and yield expectations (Fig. 1). The bolls we’re asking plants to carry is a lot higher than they used to be. Keep in mind that K is...
Friday Feature:  Corn that Acquires Its Own Nitrogen

Friday Feature: Corn that Acquires Its Own Nitrogen

This week’s featured video was published by the University of California – Davis to share the results of a remarkable scientific discovery.  Researchers from UC Davis, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Mars, Incorporated have identified a native...