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Agricultural Best Management Practices

UF/IFAS Best Mangement Practices Calendar

This calendar is dedicated to Best Management Practices state-wide meetings and events, district meetings and in-services. To add an event, please submit information to Emily Eubanks

IN THE NEWS  

Research examines how cover crops help soil health on Florida farms

Florida’s sandy soils can be a challenge for agricultural producers. Ensuring the soil retains the right amount of moisture and nutrients is a constant concern. Newly published UF/IFAS research examines how cover crops help soil health on farms in different regions of Florida. Dr. Jehangir “Jango” Bhadha, assistant professor in the Soil and Water Sciences

Prune Grass with Class

Ornamental grasses have a dramatic disposition in the landscape, but they are pretty low fuss in reality. Ornamental grasses dance distinctly through the seasons, verdant to flowery to desiccate. Each look signals the seasons. Late winter to early spring is a great time to prune ornamental grasses. The goal is to prune right before new shoot growth occurs, around February to March. Ornamental grasses can be deciduous or

Prevent Weeds! Use Mulch and Consider Pre-emergent Herbicides

Landscaping in Florida has a slow season and a grow season. Focus slow season attention on tasks aimed at preventing issues that will emerge in the grow season. I am talking about weed control! Weed integrated pest management should be aimed at prevention, both physical and chemical. Add mulch in beds and pathways, and apply pre-emergent herbicides by mid-February where needed. Mulch Mulch in landscape

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