Category: Agriculture

Shoemaker butterfly

Prepona laertes, a butterfly species native to tropical South and Central America, has been detected in Broward county, Florida. This insect, also known as the shoemaker butterfly, was first detected in this location in August 2013, but populations… Read More

Top 5 Reasons Why I Chose to Major in Agricultural Operations Management

By Noah Boldt, master’s student studying fisheries and aquatic sciences, CALS alumnus ‘19 (agricultural operations management major) The agricultural operations management (AOM) major combines hands-on applied coursework and core business principles with emerging technologies and sustainable methods. Students gain… Read More

Kids to Learn About Citrus in Labs During Youth Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children, you’re invited to an up-close-and-personal, hands-on experience with the world of citrus. You might even get your hands dirty while touring plant labs at this year’s third annual Citrus Youth Day on June 27…. Read More

Silent Invader: Lantana

Silent Invaders When we think of things as being invasive we often imagine something like water Hyacinths covering every inch of a waterway or acres of Brazilian Peppers blocking out the sun where nothing else will grow. Invasive… Read More

Food Safety a ‘Major Public Health Issue,’ Says UF/IFAS Professor Ahead of First-Ever World Food Safety Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The World Health Organization estimates that each year, 600 million people suffer from an episode of foodborne disease, or one out of every 10 global citizens. To highlight the need for safe, accessible food worldwide,… Read More

Coffee – a great ornamental small tree, and maybe, a bean or two!

By Ralph E. Mitchell Coffee is a favorite beverage for much of the world.  In addition to this attribute, coffee plants can also be considered ornamental and novel in regards to your backyard landscape.  Small coffee seedlings are… Read More