Category: Crops

Community Garden Thrives and Changes Lives

The Hilltop Landings Community Garden, revitalized a year ago by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, continues to grow strong. Resident volunteers maintain the community garden under the guidance of Community Gardens Program Assistant, Eden Santiago-Gomez, and since the beginning… Read More

Opportunities and Challenges of Citrus Production in North Florida

Citrus remains the number one industry in the state of Florida, and most of the citrus here is used to make juice. Almost half of all the citrus grown in the US comes from Florida on approximately 480,000… Read More

Organic Strawberries and Why Disease Testing Matters

I visited an organic strawberry grower the other day who was worried about a rapidly expanding disease in part of her field containing the Camarosa variety. The symptoms were what you see before you: leaf spots constrained within… Read More

Time to Prep for Spring Vegetable Gardening!

Did you know that you can grow vegetables year round in Florida? The trick is knowing that summer really isn’t a good time for most veggies. A few, like sweet potatoes and okra, do well in the summer… Read More