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Category: Health & Nutrition

Tropical Fruit–Sugar Apple

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Sugar Apple by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Sugar Apple Botanical name: Annona squamosa Family: Annonaceae Good varieties: Lessard Thai, Kampong Mauve About the fruit: This segmented fruit has… Read More

Comarco Eggplant Inhaled by Cows at Spring Ranch

When Tom Hoversen, co-owner of Comarco Products, graciously welcomed me into his facility, I was simply overwhelmed with the scale of production.  I thought to myself “I must be dreaming.”  This absolutely impressive operation with three functional processing… Read More

We are what we don’t eat: combating food waste

Making conscious decisions about the food we eat is essential to a healthy lifestyle. But what about the food that never enters our bodies? A significant amount of all food ever grown, processed, prepared, and distributed becomes food… Read More

Unexpected finding: People die from heat year-round in Florida; experts offer tips 

Floridians and visitors to the Sunshine State bake during the summer. Daytime temperatures often soar well into the 90s, and the heat index hovers over 100. Heat can be so oppressive it causes death, and a new University… Read More

Well Sampling Event at UF/IFAS Extension Hernando County

Did you know… Approximately one in every five private wells has contamination. UF/IFAS Extension is partnering with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and offering this educational workshop. Attendees will learn the potential pollutant sources, what steps can… Read More

Fish of Florida: Yellowtail Snapper (Ocyurus chrysurus) Species Profile

Yellowtail Snapper, Ocyurus chrysurus Florida State Record: 10 lbs 3 oz, Ft. Myers 2015 IGFA World Record: 11 lbs 0 oz, Bermuda 2004 For most current yellowtail snapper regulations please check out this FWC page, Gulf Council Fisheries Management Council,… Read More