Category: Agriculture

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. 

Strawberry Planting Dates and Establishment Practices for Central Florida

Florida strawberries are grown as annuals started from northern-sourced cold-treated young plants set out in September and October. Bare-root plants with their leaves retained yield earlier than plants with leaves removed. However, frequent irrigation (8-14 hours/day for the… Read More