Please join us at the annual Escambia-Santa Rosa Pesticide Applicator class on February 24, 2017. This year, our meeting will be held at the Walnut Hill Community Center (Ruritan), located at 7850 Highway 97 in Walnut …
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Beverly James, UF/IFAS Communications Service
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is getting the word out on updates to the federal Worker Protection Standard. Changes take effect January 2017.
The Worker Protection Standard (WPS) is a regulation originally issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992, but was most …
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As dry as this Fall has been, planting cover crops has not been a priority or an option for many producers in the Florida Panhandle. One Escambia County grower planted an interesting cover crop mixture that has garnered a lot of attention locally this summer. Following his corn crop, he planted a mixture of …
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Join us on Thursday, November 17th at the West Florida Research and Education Center (4253 Experiment Drive, Jay) for the Fall Gulf Coast Small Farms Field Day. Registration starts at 7:45, with informational sessions and tours starting at 8:00 am.
The following topics will be covered include:
Using Protected Agriculture and Hydroponics …
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Make plans to attend an on-farm and research center pasture walk, Friday October 21st from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm Central Time. The tour group will meet at the Beef Research Unit Pavilion north of Marianna and west of Greenwood on Highway 162 (4925 Highway 162, Greenwood, FL).
This half-day, Best Management Practices (BMP) on-farm …
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A “Gardening for Pollinator Conservation” Workshop will take place Thursday, October 13, at the UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) in Quincy. Pollinators are important in conserving native plants, ensuring a plentiful food supply, encouraging biodiversity and helping maintain a healthier ecological environment – the so-called “balance of nature.” Come learn how …
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Some production systems, particularly vegetables, utilize wide row spacing (anywhere from 4 to 8 foot wide). In these systems it is of economic and environmental importance to fertilize the crop root zones evenly, and not fertilize the row middles, where nutrients will go to waste or could even become a pollutant. The linear bed foot …
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