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Blueberry Field

Memories of Muffins: A Reverie for National Berries Month


July 10, 2022

Growing up, every July my family would take a long road trip to visit family. One activity we always did together was go blueberry picking with my grandpa at a U-pick farm a short drive from his house. Everyone would fill a bucket—though we ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables
Tags: Blueberry, Blueberry Products, Horticultural Sciences Department, J. W. Olmstead, J.G. Williamson, Muffins, National Berries Month, P. M. Lyrene, Recipes
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
Cotton farm.

Estimating Cotton Yield


May 14, 2021

A lot of planning, preparation, and labor goes into cotton production. The ability to estimate yield and familiarity with factors that affect yield can help growers with crop management. A recent EDIS publication, Estimating Cotton Yield, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Professional Development
Tags: Agronomy Department, Cotton, David Wright, De Broughton, Emma Brooks, Ethan Carter, Ian Small, Joseph Iboyi, Mahesh Bashyal, Mark Mauldin, Michael J. Mulvaney, Pratap Devkota, West Florida REC
Long squash vines on trellis.

Long Squash: An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida


May 6, 2016

Long squash is an annual, vigorous, and herbaceous crop that was brought to the Americas by Paleoindian populations from Asia before the arrival of Columbus. This 4-page fact sheet provides an overview of this plant as well as recommendations ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, Lawn
Tags: Asian Vegetable, Bonnie Wells, David Dinkins, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Long Squash, Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li, Yuqi Cui
Bitter melon’s female flower.

Bitter Melon: An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida


May 5, 2016

Bitter melon is a tropical and subtropical vegetable crop with long climbing vines which is widely cultivated in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean. The unripe fruit is used as a vegetable with a pleasantly bitter taste. This 7-page fact sheet ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Vegetable, Bitter Melon, Bonnie Wells, David Dinkins, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li, Yuqi Cui
Freshly picked tomatoes

Implementing the Four Rs (4Rs) in Nutrient Stewardship for Tomato Production


March 19, 2016

Fertilization plays a critical role in tomato production across the state of Florida. However, appropriate fertilization management depends on four major components (4Rs): right source, right rate, right placement, and right timing. Farming ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: 4Rs, Agricultural Sustainability, Fertilization, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Kelly Morgan, Nutrient Stewardship, Qingren Wang, Tomato Production, Yuncong Li
Long bean plants bearing pods in Hastings.

Long Bean: An Asian Vegetable Emerging in Florida


December 14, 2015

Food diversity, nutritional food supply, and profitability are the priorities of agricultural and horticultural industries. To diversify vegetable products and increase the Florida vegetable industry's competitiveness, a number of new vegetable ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition
Tags: Asian Vegetable, Bonnie Wells, David Dinkins, Guodong Liu, Horticultural Sciences Department, Kshitij Khatri, Long Bean, Qingren Wang, Yuncong Li

Improving the Precision of Blueberry Frost Protection Irrigation


December 2, 2015

In Florida, early-ripening southern highbush blueberry cultivars allow growers to take advantage of high prices in the early market before other states can compete with higher volumes of berries sold at lower prices. That advantage comes with ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Blueberry, Cold Protection And Chilling Damage, Food And Resource Economics Department, Jeffrey Williamson, Mercy Olmstead, Tatiana Borisova, Tori Bradley
citrus groves, florida, oranges, leaves, trees. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright.

Maximizing Weed Control in Florida Citrus


October 19, 2015

With Florida citrus growers and production managers being "squeezed" between rising production prices and declining yields from citrus greening, there's more call than ever to reduce citrus production costs. Controlling weeds is a major expense, ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease
Tags: Brent A. Sellers, Citrus, Citrus Research And Education Center, Citrus Weed Management, Horticultural Sciences Department, Stephen H. Futch

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