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National Meat Week: UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Research Explores Consumer Preferences for Specialty Goat Meat

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February 3, 2023

This year, Meat Week began on January 29 and runs until February 5. To celebrate, we are highlighting some recent research from the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department focused on understanding consumer perception of goat meat as a ... READ MORE

Category: Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Research, Food Resource Economics

Spring Plant Market 2023 in Osceola County


February 3, 2023

UF/IFAS Extension Osceola County Master Gardeners will hold their annual Plant Market on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Osceola Heritage Park.  Stroll through our open-air market; join in on the free classes offered throughout ... READ MORE

Category: Community Volunteers, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: (MGV), Plant Sale, Spring Festival, Spring Gardening
SDGs and One Health: SDG 10

Sustainable Development Goals And One Health: SDG 10


February 2, 2023

Socioeconomic inequalities are strongly correlated with inequalities in human health outcomes. The Covid-19 pandemic provided stark examples of how this happens both within countries and among countries. Richer nations were able to secure vaccines ... READ MORE

Category: Food Safety, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research, Work & Life
Tags: Climate Change, Inequality, Interdisciplinarity, Luca Mantegazza, One Health, One Health At UF, SDG10, SDGS, Sustainable Development Goals
Olive tests to determine viability for commercial industry in Florida

UF/IFAS tests olives in Florida to determine possible commercial industry

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February 2, 2023

FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- Most of the world’s olives grow in southern European countries, such as Spain and Italy. In the United States, California has more than 30,000 acres dedicated to the commodity. But Florida may be the next agricultural ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research,
Tags: FAMU Partnership, Jay, Lorenzo Rossi, Olives

UF/IFAS launches new citrus program for home gardeners


February 2, 2023

LAKE ALFRED, Fla. -- Citrus is an iconic part of the Florida experience. Many residents and visitors have fond memories of driving past acres of lush citrus trees whose annual blossoms filled the air with a distinctive and lovely aroma. Today, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Citrus In The Home Landscap, Citrus Research And Education Center, Fred Gmitter, Jude Grosser, Lauren Diepenbrock, Lemons, Limes, Master Gardener Volunteer Program, Michael Rogers, OLL-4, OLL-8, Oranges, Sugar Belle

Using AI technology can find, help control smutgrass, which can take over pastures and cost ranchers plenty

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February 2, 2023

Smutgrass can spread quickly and take over grazing lands, leaving cattle with little left to eat. “It can completely invade a pasture within three years, if left untreated. It is quite common to see pastures in Southern Florida that are ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: #aiatuf, Artificial Intelligence, Invasive, Range Cattle Research And Education Center, Smutgrass, UF IFAS Agronomy

Be aware of these common toxic plants, experts say

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February 1, 2023

Weeds and invasive plants can be a nuisance to a home or business landscape, and some of them are also toxic to people or animals. A new UF/IFAS publication details some of the most common poisonous plants found in Florida residential landscapes. Ingestion ... READ MORE

Category: Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Awareness, Gardening, Landscape, Marble, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Poisonous Plants, Scouting, Toxic, Toxic Plants, UF/IFAS Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Weed Science

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