Category: Agribusiness

Lake Manatee Watershed is Focus of Spring Farm Tour

  The Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District Spring Farm Tour brought participants in two charter buses to several agricultural operations in the Lake Manatee watershed. Our first stop was the Manatee County Water Treatment Plant. On… Read More

National Ag Week: A Q&A with UF/IFAS Faculty Jennifer Clark

By Teresa Suits, agricultural education and communication master’s student (BS ’17) During 2019, National Ag Week occurs March 10-16. The week recognizes and celebrates the producers, associations, corporations, universities, governments agencies and others across the nation who contribute… Read More

Peanut Season Wrap-Up for North Florida, 2018

  After a long and arduous peanut season in 2017, producers in the Suwannee Valley were gripping for the worst, as they anticipated the 2018 harvest season. To recap, 2017 yields were some of the lowest in many… Read More

UF Scientists Sequence Vanilla Genome, Could Support Domestic Industry

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have sequenced the genome of Vanilla, which will help them select the best types for breeding new varieties of the popular plant to grow in Florida. Some consumers crave vanilla. The… Read More

March 1st Application Deadline for Agricultural Classification or “Greenbelt”

Did you know that in Florida, land used for commercial agriculture may qualify for reduced property taxes? The deadline to file an application for agricultural classification is March 1st. Applications must be submitted to your county property appraiser’s… Read More

UF/IFAS Researchers Find Aromatic Strawberry Variety Grows in South Florida

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As National Strawberry Day approaches on Feb. 27, University of Florida scientists have found another variety that can grow in South Florida. It’s largely unknown to American consumers, it’s temptingly tasty and it’s good for… Read More