Category: UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS to help replant 100,000 blueberry bushes downed by Hurricane Irma

Who:    Volunteers who want to help a major Florida blueberry grower recover from Hurricane Irma: University of Florida students in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UF/IFAS Extension agents, researchers, 4-H youth and local residents. What:    Hurricane… Read More

Irma is gone, now what? UF experts offer help with safety, insurance

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Now that Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc and destruction, residents may be wondering what to do first. Angela Lindsey, the UF/IFAS Extension representative for the Extension Disaster Education Network, offers tips on how to… Read More

UF Extension director offers tips on getting post-hurricane help

  GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hurricane Irma has done her worst, and now residents are left to pick up the pieces. But, help is available if residents act quickly, said Gene McAvoy, University of Florida IFAS Extension Hendry County… Read More

Citrus Greening Disease

Citrus Greening Disease A bacterial disease that has affected all varieties of citrus in Florida is something called citrus greening. This pathogen blocks the nutrient carrying tissue in the tree and results in poor tasting, misshapen fruit and… Read More

UF/IFAS Food Safety Workshop: “Building Your Own Farm’s Food Safety Manual”

Most intermediate or large chain store buyers now require some level of food safety program from each farm before they buy. The hands-on workshop “Building your own farm’s food safety manual” is intended for farmers beginning the process of… Read More

Nurseries: What to do after a Hurricane/ Tropical Storm

Now that you and employees are safe and ready to get back to the nursery. There are 10 tips to consider. Inspect the nursery and assess the damage, take multiple pictures or use a video camera to document… Read More

UF staff track thousands of buildings during, after hurricane

  Sure, you have to worry about your home during Hurricane Irma, wondering if the roof will suffer damage, or the siding will be ripped off. But imagine worrying about 1,298 buildings during the storm? That job falls… Read More