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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
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
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Canning, an art from the past

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February 2, 2023

In the old days, food was not as readily available as today. We've come a long way with grocery stores seemingly on every corner. It's hard to imagine how our great-grandparents and those that came before them survived without such conveniences. ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching,
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Hometown Gardener, Master Gardener Volunteers, Tomatoes, UF IFAS Extension, Vegetables

Research Update: Experimental Nosema ceranae infection is associated with microbiome changes in the midguts of four species of Apis (honey bees)

February 2, 2023

Members of the UF/IFAS Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory in collaboration with researchers located at Burapha University in Thailand conducted a research project studying the effect of Nosema ceranae infection on the microbiome of ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: #ufbugs, Beekeeping, Bees, Honey Bee, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest, Pest Management, UF-IFAS, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

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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