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Water Wednesdays Recap – Growing Needs in Urban Agriculture

Preservation of agricultural land is crucial. Annually, one million acres of farmland are converted to nonfarm uses. Most of the conversion happens in metropolitan counties where four out of five Americans live. Urban agriculture is… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – What is Urban Agriculture?

Water Wednesdays in December will focus on Urban Agriculture. Last Water Wednesdays, Dr. Catherine Campbell gave an overview and discussed the benefits and risks of urban agriculture.  What is Urban Agriculture? There is no standard… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – The Economic Value of Florida’s Springs

Springs are extremely important for the state of Florida. They provide vast natural, recreational, and economic values. They also provide scientific value and offer critical habitats for plants and animals, including endangered or threatened species…. Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Florida Springs: Water Quality and Effects on Algal Blooms

Florida has the largest concentration of springs in the nation. Last Wednesday, Dr. Andrea Albertin, the Northwest District Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent discussed Florida’s springs water quality and its effects on algal blooms. Springs… Read More

Water Wednesdays Recap – Manure Management

Water Wednesdays in November focus on Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs). Last week, we invited the Livestock Agent, Caitlin Bainum to give us an overview of manure management. “Adoption of agricultural BMPs is more important… Read More

UF/IFAS Vice President Dr. Scott Angle Visits MREC

The Mid-Florida Research and Education Center hosted UF/IFAS vice president Scott Angle last week, showcasing center research projects focused on lifestyle horticulture. Angle visited along with UF/IFAS Communications associate vice president Chris Vivian, representatives from… Read More

Just Published: Consumer Preferences for Labels Disclosing the Use of Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Neonicotinoid pesticide use in the U.S. ornamental horticulture industry continues to be in the spotlight due to potential health risks to pollinator insects, with several large retailers requiring disclose of use on plant labels. In… Read More

FRED’s Wei, Khachatryan Win Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Outstanding Paper Award

Recently published research co-authored by UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department associate professor Hayk Khachatryan and postdoctoral researcher Xuan Wei, along with University of Tennessee Agricultural and Resource Economics Department assistant professor Alicia Rihn, has… Read More

Weed of the week : Ragweed Parthenium

Welcome to Weed Science Wednesday, a weekly series aimed at helping homeowners and horticulture professionals to better identify and manage common landscape weeds in Florida.   The weed of this week is ragweed parthenium (Parthenium… Read More