The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to Florida food markets. Sales of food products to restaurants and schools have fallen drastically. Some farmers markets have closed. Sales through grocery stores spiked upward initially, but ... READ MORE
Florida farmers are used to uncertainty. Usually, this uncertainty has to do with producing the crop itself. Freezes and hurricanes can wipe out a year’s investment overnight, while longer-term scourges like drought, disease and pest infestations ... READ MORE
The world is divided into two types of people, cat lovers and dog lovers. Occasionally you run into someone like myself that like both. Each animal has its own charm, the loyal dog and the fickle cat.
Cats can be pesky, especially when they ... READ MORE
Article written by UF/IFAS Extension Highlands County Horticulture Extension Agent: David Austin
I hear it often, “The tomatoes in Florida don’t taste like the ones up north” and “Those grocery store tomatoes don’t have any flavor”. ... READ MORE
Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds for publication on October 8th, 2017 in the Highlands Today Newspaper.
Florida lawns may go into a form of dormancy during the winter but there are several things ... READ MORE
Article written by Highlands County Master Gardener Volunteer: Charles Reynolds on October 1st, 2017 for the Highlands Today Newspaper.
The Master Gardener Help Desk gets dozens of questions about that All-American fruit, or vegetable, whoever ... READ MORE
A successful new program is connecting Floridians managing invasive air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) with a biological control agent: the air potato leaf beetle (Lilioceris cheni). Researchers with the USDA ARS Invasive Plant Research Laboratory ... READ MORE
By Samantha Grenrock
When it comes to urban planning, sometimes a bird in hand is not worth two in the bush. Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have created an online ... READ MORE
Between 600,000 to 800,000 tons of hay are produced every year
Domestic grazing animals such as cattle, horses, and goats require conserved forage to maintain weight and health through winter months when temperatures deter forage growth. Hay ... READ MORE
Dirt is synonymous with filth, clutter, mess, and other descriptors used for things that generally have a negative impact on well being. That being the case, why should 'dirt' be used to refer to one of the most important things to sustaining ... READ MORE