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Long UF/IFAS Tradition: Citrus Growers Can Call for Frost Protection Information

Just one freeze could cripple much of Florida’s citrus crop. It happened 30 years ago. Chris Oswalt, a multi-county commercial citrus agent  for UF/IFAS Extension, remembers the frost-bitten evenings. Christmas 1983, January 1985 and Christmas 1989 marked three… Read More

UF CALS student, faculty study cost-savings for blueberry cold protection measures

See caption for both photos below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Tori Bradley, learning about cold weather may turn into cold hard cash for Florida blueberry growers. Bradley, a University of Florida College of Agricultural and Life Sciences graduate… Read More

UF/IFAS research finds ways to save water, strawberries and money during cold temps

Please see caption below GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s strawberry producers must protect their multimillion-dollar annual crop from freeze damage. Traditional methods involve constant spraying of water during a cold snap. Growers are looking for ways to use less… Read More

Fogging, misting systems can protect ornamental plants from cold, UF experts say

Cutline at bottom. Click here for high-resolution image. Florida winters are mild by human standards, but don’t tell that to an aglaonema, sometimes called Chinese evergreen. The Sunshine State produces two-thirds of the nation’s ornamental foliage plants, many… Read More