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Category: Agriculture

Trees and Lightning Strikes

STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida’s rainy season. Florida’s heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack’s beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning. Frightening! Florida does experience more… Read More

Orchids grow on trees!

We have all heard the saying: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”, but here in South Florida, orchids grow on trees. Most people only see orchids growing in pots, but in nature, most of them grow on trees. Epiphytes… Read More

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to… Read More

Easy Tips to Rooting Plants

What is propagation? Propagation is simply the process of starting new plants. A common way of propagation is, of course, germinating seeds. Propagation with seeds is known as sexual propagation. Some problems with growing plants from seed are… Read More

Sustainable farms, ranches and businesses part of local efforts at Savor Sarasota

By Randall Penn, waste reduction agent, and Sarah Bostick, sustainable agriculture agent UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County Savor Sarasota is coming back to town June 1st through 14th.  During this event, local restaurants will feature lunch and dinner menus… Read More