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Sunset over a stand of cypress trees in Everglades National Park near Homestead, Florida. UF/IFAS Photo by Tyler Jones

Asian Vegetables Grown in Florida


May 29, 2022

As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month comes to a close, let’s spotlight some Asian vegetables Florida growers produce. The below fun facts are from the Asian Vegetables Emerging in Florida series, published by the UF/IFAS Horticultural ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Asian Vegetables Emerging In Florida, Bitter Melon, Bok Choy, Choy Sum, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Long Bean, Long Squash, Luffa, Tong Hao
Belle Glade, hurricane of 1928. Photos from the Smather's Archives.

Hark! Hurricane Season Approaches


May 17, 2022

Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida. Unfortunately, so are hurricanes. These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Disaster Preparedness, Evacuation, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Hurricane Impacts, Hurricane Preparation, Tropical REC
On left, oyster mushrooms growing on a plastic bag; on right rolled and on a scale.

A Shortcut to the Mushrooms


February 13, 2022

Are you looking for a fun DIY project to start as the winter winds down? Do you like cooking or eating mushrooms? Then have I got an Ask IFAS article for you! Oyster Mushrooms In “D.I.Y. Funguide: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms at Home,” ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Arthur C. Grupe II, Chih-Ming Hsu, DIY, Gregory Bonito, Hui-Ling Liao, James M. Stephens, Khalid Hameed, Matthew E. Smit, Mushrooms, Oyster Mushrooms, Pecan Truffles, Timothy Brenneman, Van T. Cotter
Spraying crops. Photos from the Smathers Archives.

Agriculture and Occupational Health


December 15, 2021

While scouring the produce aisles at the grocery store, a shopper ponders questions. Are these tomatoes bright enough to make a nice garnish? Are those berries ripe? How do the featured apples taste compared to my old favorites? Will my picky ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Health & Nutrition, Professional Development, Work & Life
Tags: Beatrice Fenelon Pierre, Family Youth And Community Sciences Department, Health, Safety, Tracy Irani, Tyler S. Nesbit, Work
Sprinklers watering young citrus trees.

Learning about Farming Data


November 4, 2021

The issue of data collection, use, and ownership continues to be an important one. It relates to many facets of everyday life: social media, online shopping, media consumption, browsing habits, apps, and more. Questions of ownership and control ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Farm Management, Professional Development
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Albert De Vries, D. Daniel Sokol, Farming Data, Yiannis Ampatzidis, Ziwen Yu
Oranges on an orange tree in a citrus grove. Photo taken 02-07-20.

Florida Citrus Production Guide and Vegetable Production Handbook of Florida


August 26, 2021

Earlier this month, EDIS released the 2021–2022 edition of the Florida Citrus Production Guide, an annual reference guide for commercial Florida citrus growers. The Citrus Production Guide includes detailed chapters on diagnosis and management ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Citrus
Tags: Biopesticides, Citrus, Citrus Production Guide, Citrus Research And Education Center, Integrated Pest Management, Vegetable Production Handbook
Freshly picked tomatoes.

Learning about Agricultural Fatalities and Safety in Florida


July 22, 2021

Agriculture is an important but hazardous industry. Two recent EDIS publications focus on fatalities within this sector. A third EDIS publication discusses heat-related death in Florida. These articles share valuable information to increase ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Farm Management, Professional Development, UF/IFAS, Work & Life
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, Agriculture, Clyde Fraisse, Deaths, Fishing, Forestry, Risk, Safety, Serap Gorucu, Ziwen Yu

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