What is Soil Health and How is it Measured?

What is Soil Health and How is it Measured?

Soil health broadly refers to the quality of a soil in terms of chemical, physical, and biological characteristics. It includes conventional soil fertility considerations and adds to it a more holistic view of the soil by considering more dimensions of a soil...
Crop Fertilizer Tune-Up to Up Your Game in 2022

Crop Fertilizer Tune-Up to Up Your Game in 2022

Mark Warren, UF/IFAS Extension Levy County Agriculture Agent Farmers across North Florida are expressing concern about high and rising fertilizer costs as they look to the upcoming season. While there isn’t much that we can offer in terms of supply chain issues and...
Don’t Forget to Test Your Soil!

Don’t Forget to Test Your Soil!

Spring has sprung, but it’s not too late for a reminder that soil testing is important. Whatever you grow, from row crops to pasture, proper fertilization is essential for healthy plants. Furthermore, making proper soil amendments, as determined by a soil test, can...
Friday Feature:  Nitrate Leaching Research Summary

Friday Feature: Nitrate Leaching Research Summary

This week’s featured video highlights the work of a member of the Panhandle Ag Extension Team.  Cheryl Mackowiak, UF/IFAS Forage Soil Scientist, and her research team have been evaluating different methods that can be used to minimize nitrate leaching from crop...