Category: Agriculture

New Cattle Identification Requirements

Updated Rules for the USDA Animal Identification Plan Advancing Animal Disease Traceability using Electronic Identification Devices RFID Ear tags will be required as the only official animal id device in beef, dairy, and bison as of January 1st,… Read More

UF/IFAS-developed Ryegrass Donated to Panhandle Ranchers After Hurricane Michael

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the days after Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle last October, residents assessed the damage while relief workers and aid traveled into the area to start the recovery process. For cattle ranchers, some… Read More

Hops are Hopping at the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

WHO: University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty, staff, administrators and friends of UF/IFAS. WHAT: Come to the UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) and learn the latest in UF/IFAS hops research at… Read More

EDIS Update: Butterfly Pea (Clitoria ternatea) Flower Extract (BPFE) and Its Use as a pH-Dependent Natural Colorant

The butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea) plant’s flower has a unique trait of changing color with the use of acidic additives and is a natural colorant. In the past, the food industry used synthetic dyes to enhance food and drink… Read More

Agamas “Rainbow Lizards” on the Treasure Coast: A Florida Master Naturalist Final Project

For their Florida Master Naturalist Uplands course final project, Marko Sillanpaa and Chloe Lloyd conducted observational research on Agama agama on the Florida Treasure Coast.  I served as overall course instructor and Ellen Butler served as their final project… Read More

2019 Small Ruminants Production Conference

Join us on Thursday, May 16, 2019 for an information packed session on caring for your goats and sheep.  Topics will include nutritional requirements, common diseases of small ruminants, pasture management, toxic weeds and plants, marketing for meat,… Read More

Chester Ochs 4-H Center to Open Community Garden in Fall

The Chester Ochs 4-H Educational Center will open it’s first inter-generational garden in Fall of 2019.  The Ochs Community Garden will be open to any Pinellas County Resident interested in gardening.