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Category: Agriculture

UF/IFAS, FAMU win $1.4 million grant to teach AI to more diverse students

Funding for student fellowships is included in a new $1.4 million, three-year National Science Foundation grant that faculty from the University of Florida and Florida A&M University (FAMU) will use to train a diverse workforce for potential careers… Read More

Celebrate National Guacamole Day with 4-H!

September 16 is National Guacamole Day but avocados can be used as part of a healthy diet for your family throughout the year in a number of ways.   There are actually entire restaurants based on building a menu… Read More

Try my Super-secret Mango Guacamole Recipe for National Guacamole Day 2021

National Guacamole Day is September 16, 2021, and I thought it would be a good time to divulge my super-secret mango guacamole recipe.  Its sweet, spicy, and tasty.  Its a source of monounsaturated fats which can be part… Read More

How Many Avocado Varieties do you know? Which one is best for Guacamole?

Avocados originated from tropical America. However, we have three ecological races: Mexican, Guatemalan, and West Indian. Avocado best grows in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. In Florida, commercial growers can be seen in Miami-Dade and Collier… Read More

Who is This Invader? Let’s Talk About Cogongrass

Scientific name: Imperata cylindrica Common names: Japanese bloodgrass, Red Baron grass (red varieties), Cogongrass, Cogon grass, japgrass, bloodroot grass. Have you ever seen cogongrass?  Even if you do not know, you likely have as it is one of… Read More

Cabbage: What Every Fall Garden Needs

Ask Master Gardener Volunteer Linda Clemens   Now that August/September is here, it is time to start some cabbage seeds.  Cabbage (Brassica oleracea var. capitate) is a versatile, useful vegetable that is very easy to grow here in… Read More