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COVID-19 and UF/IFAS Extension

Updated 03/15/20 As we continue to monitor COVID-19 in Florida, I wanted to take a moment to update our UF/IFAS Extension community about our current status, best practices and next steps. The personal health and safety of everyone… Read More

Florida Ag Expo Promotes Alternative Crops for Florida Growers

Blackberries, hops, pomegranates and more were highlighted at our recent Florida Ag Expo with a focus on providing alternative crops for central Florida growers.  With the citrus greening issues nearly devastating Florida’s top crop in recent years, growers… Read More

Creating Kid Locavores

One of the best part of my job at GCREC is hosting tour groups from local schools.  We recently had the opportunity to entertain a group of 45 STEM students from a local school, R. Bruce Wagner, and… Read More

GCREC Bug Week 2016

For the past month, I have asked our staff to bring me whatever bugs they might find on our 475-acre farm.  This is a very busy time for our faculty and staff, so I only received a few… Read More

GCREC Says Goodbye to the Colorado Summer Nursery

Because Florida summers make it nearly impossible to grow strawberry plants outdoors, we send thousands of seedlings from our breeding program west to cooler more temperate climates for the summer.  Our strawberry breeding team works year round to… Read More

2015 Caladium Field Day at GCREC

    Each fall part of our research fields are full of beautiful caladiums.  Caladium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Araceae. These plants are ideal for all sorts of landscape.  They thrive in shady areas… Read More