University of Florida


With an annual impact of $70 billion, agriculture is vital to the state of Florida. We provide relevant and timely resources to food producers and others who need information about Florida agriculture.

To find out what Extension services are available in your area or to get personal assistance, please contact your county Extension office.

Bell Pepper Pest Management

Whether they are stuffed, diced, sliced, or chopped, bell peppers can be a wonderful—and rather colorful—addition to many meals. Bell peppers, which are produced on about 23,000 acres in Florida, can be bought year round. Since Florida ranks second for fresh-market bell pepper production nationally, local farmers should become familiar with possible threats to bell pepper crops and know how to manage them. Insect Pests Broad Mites Broad  More»

Agricultural Water Safety

Water is used in every stage of an agricultural operation, making it a significant component for farm safety procedures,  including good agricultural practices (GAPs) and good handling practices (GHPs). Applying contaminated water during any activity can introduce pathogens that may harm consumers. This is true for activities before harvest, such as irrigation and pesticide application, and activities after harvest, such as washing produce  More»

How to Store Pesticides

Learn how to safely and properly store pesticides. More...  More»

Installing and Maintaining a Farm Weather Station

Use the following basic guidelines to install and maintain a weather station. More...  More»

Smart Irrigation Practices

Did you know 80%–90% of the nation’s ground and surface water is used for agricultural irrigation? With water demands expected to increase with time, using smart irrigation practices is vital to conserving water for future use. Smart Irrigation Tips Farmers should consider using the following tips to water more efficiently when irrigating land. Adopt a  More»