Category: Crops

UF researcher offers Floridians tips for surviving country’s worst drought

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Concern is growing among state residents as Florida experiences the worst drought in the country, according the U.S. Drought Monitor. Sixty-six percent of the state is now in a drought, the highest percentage of any… Read More

What is this bug? It is time to explore tiny but new UF/IFAS Featured Creatures!

Are you seeing fantastic creatures that are the stuff of nightmares (or an entomologists day dreams)? We all have had these moments and can often be surprised by how small some of these so called evil creatures are…. Read More

Shopping Trip to the Grocery Store

The parents at Gulfside Elementary had the opportunity to go on a grocery store tour this week after recently doing a trip for Lacoochee Elementary. One of the fun things about the tours is that, at the end,… Read More

Empty Your Home of Empty Calories

This week, the parents at Gulf Middle School learned about eating a variety of fruits and vegetables and an overview of MyPlate. After going over various food items that we commonly eat and identifying what food group they… Read More

Spraying Soapy Water Correctly and Other Low Toxic Pesticides

Using low toxic pesticides, like soapy water, is a great idea. You can help control pest populations like aphids, thrips, mealybug, and even white fly. When using soapy water (solution recipe: http://bit.ly/2nElF3U), try to spray early in the… Read More

UF study helps save revenue, farms from wireworms

LIVE OAK, Fla. — Scientists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are helping state growers save money by managing wireworms in their sweet potato farms. Wireworms became a problem in Florida after sweet… Read More

UF faculty publish book on innovate ways to manage essential nutrients in soils

FORT PIERCE, Fla.—A University of Florida professor and two colleagues have published a book in which the three scientists impart some of the world’s most innovative techniques for managing an essential nutrient in food production soils. With the… Read More