EQIP Signup Deadline Is Friday in Florida

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida farmers, ranchers and forest owners are being reminded that this Friday, November 17,  is the deadline to apply for financial and technical assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for fiscal year 2018 funding. Through EQIP, ag landowners can receive financial and technical assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals and related …


UF/IFAS CALS Student Places First in International Graduate Student Competition

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Nursery Crops

Debalina Saha, an environmental horticulture graduate assistant at the University of Florida, has always wanted to study how different mulches and herbicides affect weed growth. Her tenacity has paid off: Saha placed first in the International Plant Propagation Society Southern Region graduate student research competition at its 42nd annual conference. “Measuring light under different mulch depths was something that had …


70th Anniversary for Indian River Research and Education Center

Dan Education, Florida, Research

A big event will take place this Thursday, November 16th as the 70th Anniversary of the Indian River Research and Education Center in Ft. Pierce will be held. Dr. Jack Payne, University of Florida senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, invites folks to attend. from Indian River Research and Education Center Seventy years of service to growers in …

Josie Tomkow Hopes to Replace Rep. Combee in Florida House

Abbey Taylor Florida, Legislative

Rep. Neal Combee announced last week that he will be giving up his seat in the Florida House of Representatives after taking a job with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Now, Polk City native Josie Tomkow is hoping to take over Combee’s seat as a State Representative for District 39. Tomkow is an active member of the Florida Farm Bureau …

USDA honors 2 UF/IFAS faculty with teaching excellence awards

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

UF has most USDA teaching awards Two faculty members with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) received Excellence in Teaching honors from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The awards were announced at the annual meeting of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 12. The USDA presents awards …


UF/IFAS Celebrates Partnership as it Commemorates Century of CREC

Dan Citrus, Florida, Industry News Release, Research

Whether they’ve faced problems with pests, pathogens, soils, water or natural disasters, growers have turned to scientists at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) for answers for the past 100 years. Scientists at the Citrus REC have worked with growers to help them produce the best fruit and juices available, UF/IFAS experts say. UF/IFAS officials, other dignitaries and …

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Putnam on Updated Citrus Crop Forecast

Dan Citrus, Crop Forecasts, Florida

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its monthly citrus crop forecast for the 2017-2018 season: “Today’s lowered forecast shows that the damage to Florida citrus from Hurricane Irma is still unfolding, and it will continue to for some time. Florida’s growers need support and they need it fast. …