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Category: Agriculture

Florida’s Great Pumpkins

The Season for the Pumpkin The Autumn season screams cooler weather, warm colors, rich spices, and Pumpkin.  I adore pumpkin, including all its many varieties.  There are also many ways to prepare the winter squash, and I have… Read More

National Guacamole Day, September 16th

September 16th is National Guacamole Day!  Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now? The Humble Avocado Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears.  Where I grew up, we… Read More

Fertilizer is Regulated. Become a Certified Applicator. Take GI-BMP Class on 12/16/21.

That is right! Fertilizer is regulated in Florida and in Orange County. Every person that applies fertilizer for hire is required by law to have a Limited Certification for Urban Landscape Fertilizer application. Fertilizer is regulated because we… Read More

Avocados!

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits.  It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to… Read More

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes.  Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad “Haircut” In recent… Read More

Fall Gardening: Right Here, Right Now

by Leslie Munroe & Yvonne Florian Right Here, Right Now Fall 2021 growing season is here.  Have you started your vegetable garden yet?  If your answer is, “no”, here are a few tips to help you on your… Read More

UF study: Place bags on peaches to help keep pests, diseases away

Peaches are popular, with annual national production of about 806,000 tons. To help keep pests and diseases from damaging the fruit, growers can place bags around individual peaches, University of Florida researchers say. David Campbell, a UF/IFAS post-doctoral… Read More

Research at the DeLuca Preserve gets a jump start

Scientists will conduct research at the 27,000-acre DeLuca Preserve with more than $600,000 in funding awarded to UF/IFAS faculty to study complex issues. Eight research projects received funding to begin research on the property. Projects range from research… Read More

New study predicts two popular American foods surprisingly resilient to climate change

Supply chains for French fries and pasta sauce are surprisingly resilient to climate change, according to the predictions of a new study. The study’s authors made their predictions using an innovative modeling approach that can be applied to… Read More