HISTORY MARKER HONORS UF/IFAS EXTENSION’S ROLE IN HELPING FLORIDA’S FARMERS, RANCHERS

HISTORY MARKER HONORS UF/IFAS EXTENSION’S ROLE IN HELPING FLORIDA’S FARMERS, RANCHERS

Extension agents have been helping farmers, ranchers and homemakers for 100 years in Florida. UF Smathers Library On September 23, Extension’s 100 years of contributions to the well-being of Florida residents is being honored with the unveiling of an historical marker at the Pugh Hall Patio along Buckman Drive, across from Rolfs Hall.  The ceremony … Read more

Climate and Agriculture Summits to Connect Stakeholders

Climate and Agriculture Summits

Scientists expect chronic climate changes over decades to dramatically affect the agricultural landscape. To prepare, key stakeholders globally are gathering to share findings and discuss options to help farmers in industrial and developing nations to build climate resilience, and thus food security for the future. The Water Education Foundation and the University of California-Davis sponsored … Read more

Drain Smart Discs Saves Time and Money for Gardeners

Drain Smart Discs Saves Time and Money for Gardeners

Drain Smart discs are a new product designed for the container-drainer market sector as an alternative to gravel, bark and packing peanuts; found to hinder rather than promote effective drainage. Drain Smart’s proprietary technology encourages healthier and stronger plants by eliminating long-term soil saturation that causes root rot. The packaging tray is designed to be … Read more

Protecting the Ecosystem While Increasing Water Supply Reliability

Protecting the Ecosystem While Increasing Water Supply Reliability

Irrigation is an ancient concept, developed 8,000 years ago in Egypt and Mesopotamia and refined over millennia. Some irrigation practices have stood the test of time, while others have given way to technological advancements. As the population continues to grow, good irrigation becomes even more important. Good irrigation leads to better yields. Irrigation systems created … Read more