Category: Agriculture

UF/IFAS CALS to offer food and resource economics major in Plant City beginning January 2018

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Nathan Cox has worked in the landscaping and lawn maintenance industry in Riverview, Florida, since high school. Six months ago, he began his own landscaping and irrigation company while finishing his associate’s degree at Hillsborough… Read More

Volunteers travel hundreds of miles to rebuild 4-H farms hit by Irma

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After Hurricane Irma swept through south Florida, Jeramy Smith, 4-H agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County, jumped in his car to survey damage at the three agricultural learning sites used by the county’s 4-H youth… Read More

Once called “wild bananas” and “false birds-of-paradise” , this plant now answers to heliconia

By Ralph E. Mitchell Heliconias do great in Southwest Florida!  This native to tropical America easily adapts to a variety of home landscapes and sports colorful bracts of red, yellow, orange, and pink which adorn deep green leafy… Read More