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Category: Agriculture

Your Palms Might Be HANGRY- Here Is How To Feed Them!

You know when you feel like you have a gremlin in your belly saying “Feeeeed meeee!”? And how if the gremlin is ignored, it becomes more of an angry ROOOAR? Anyone in sight could get their head bitten… Read More

Florida-grown coffee? How UF scientists are using AI to serve up the possibilities

Most of the world’s coffee is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. To understand how that might work, scientists with the University of Florida… Read More

Retirement Celebration for Mr. Steve Pigott

CELEBRATE 21 YEARS! WHO: Mr. Steve Pigott RE: Retirement Celebration WHEN: March 24, 2021 TIME: 10:00am – 11:00am WHERE: Wakulla County Community Center 318 Shadeville Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327   The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)… Read More

A Changing Landscape in Subterranean Termite Control

This is a summary of a recent presentation by Dr. Thomas Chouvenc on the importance of termite colony biology on control methods Termites evolved from cockroaches 150 million years ago. There are now over 3,000 termite species worldwide,… Read More

UV system means ‘lights out’ for strawberry pathogen

When the light goes on, it’s lights out for a ruinous strawberry pathogen. Just imagine this: Pulling an ultraviolet lamp behind a tractor out into your farm in the middle of the night, pointing the UV light at… Read More

Take Everything Personal

Often times in the workplace, one may hear statements like “that’s not my responsibility” or “sorry, but that is not in my job description.” I know that I have said things similar in my early years of Cooperative… Read More

As Florida enters termite swarm season, UF/IFAS scientists tell consumers what to know

Termite Awareness Week 2021 takes place March 7-13 Some people mistakenly think termites are only busy during this time of the year. UF/IFAS researchers in Davie, Florida, show us otherwise. While termites are often noticed during their swarming… Read More