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Papaya consumer popularity prompts UF/IFAS trial for commercial expansion

image - papaya trial field at TREC for Chambers Brewer study

Highlights: Papaya is an attractive fruit-bearing addition to homeowner landscapes, a key ingredient in savory dishes, and a delicious dessert fruit when picked ripe. South Florida’s climate provides a suitable year-round environment for commercial growers,… Read More

What’s that weed? New weed ID video series available

A new video series will help hobby gardeners and professional horticulturalists identify weeds in their gardens and greenhouses. Proper identification helps lower herbicide use and leads to more successful weed management. The free, on-demand video… Read More

Get answers to your landscape disease questions in next ‘Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!’

The next “Gardening in the Panhandle LIVE!” will discuss ornamental and turf diseases, live on June 10 at 1 p.m. Eastern, noon Central. Recordings are posted afterward at tinyurl.com/GardeningLive. Zoom requires pre-registration, and viewers have… Read More

New chair: Christopher Gunter to lead UF horticulture programs

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Christopher Gunter joins the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) as professor and chair of the horticultural sciences department. His official start date is June 7. As the… Read More

Plant sap analysis in citrus production workshop offered to growers

By RUTH BORGER FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Monitoring the nutrient status of a citrus grove is a critical tool in successful grove management in the citrus greening environment.  Plant sap analysis is an additional tool… Read More

A man meant for Extension: Ralph Mitchell, your interim DeSoto County Extension director

ARCADIA, Fla. — Growing up in Rhode Island, it almost seemed like Ralph Mitchell was destined to pursue Extension as a career. “Well, my father was an Extension agent,” Mitchell said. “I loved to come… Read More

UF among coalition of researchers tackling sustainable agriculture

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Agriculture’s grand challenge of feeding the world’s growing population while protecting the environment recently got a big boost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) awarded eight institutions… Read More