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May 21: Discover the sweet secrets of Florida-grown mangos at UF/IFAS online, expert-led workshop


May 16, 2024

What makes Florida-grown mangos a commodity that growers and enthusiasts alike adore? Find out May 21 at a free online Mango Growers Workshop. Whether you grow, pick, pack, sell or simply enjoy mangos, scientists at the University of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Edward Mango, Florida Grown, Florida-grown Mangos, Jonathan Crane, Maha Chinook Mango, Mango, Mango Cultivation, Mango Season, Palmer Mango, Rosigold Mango, Southern Blush Mango, Tropical Research And Education Center

Fertilizing Fruit Trees


May 16, 2024

There are 16 nutrients plants need to thrive and they are divided into macro and micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in larger quantities than micronutrients, but all 16 elements are needed for proper plant growth. The macronutrients are ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Cotton

UF scientist tests methods for boosting America’s cotton crop


May 16, 2024

The United States leads the world in cotton exports by value, accounting for $5.7 billion, or 33%, of exports of the textile, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But researchers hope to bolster American production even more through ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Agronomy, Cotton, Cotton Incorporated, Farm, Gadsen, Germination, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Jackson, Jefferson, Live Oak, Megan Winslow, North Florida Research And Education Center, Quincy, Study, Sudeep Sidhu, Suwannee, Trials, U.S. Department Of Agriculture, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida

The Value of Community Gardens: Mental Health Impact


May 16, 2024

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about community gardens? You may be picturing a patch of land dedicated to growing fruits and veggies collaboratively, or a collection of individual plots. And you would be correct. But ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthy, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Mental Health, Nutrition, Produce, Smart Irrigation, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office
Florida Citrus - Orange Tree

Food and Resource Economics Alumnus Robert Behr inducted into Florida Citrus Hall of Fame 


May 15, 2024

For his decades-long contributions to the Florida Citrus industry as a grower, economic analyst and leader for the grower’s cooperative Florida’s Natural, UF Food and Resource Economics (FRE) alumnus Robert Behr was recently inducted into ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops
Tags: Florida Citrus, Food And Resource Economics, Food And Resource Economics Alumni, Food And Resource Economics Awards

The Value of Community Gardens: Health Impact


May 9, 2024

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about community gardens? You may be picturing a patch of land dedicated to growing fruits and veggies collaboratively, or a collection of individual plots. And you would be correct. But ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Fresh Fruit And Vegetables, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Goals, Health, Healthier, Healthy, Healthy Eating, Healthy Snacks, Horticulture, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Vegetables
Dried hops

UF/IFAS researchers work to make beer hops a Florida crop


May 7, 2024

Although plenty of Florida’s craft brewers advertise their libations as brewed with state-grown ingredients, a vital ingredient – hops – is not readily available within the Sunshine State. A University of Florida study currently underway, ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Apopka, Aroma Test, Beer, Brewers Association, Brewing, Cascade, Chinook, Craft Brewing, Florida Department Of Agriculture And Consumer Services, Food Science And Human Nutrition Department, Greenhouse, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Hops, Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Katherine Thompson-Witrick, Megan Winslow, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, Research, Sensory Test, Testing, UF-IFAS, University Of Florida, University Of Florida Institute Of Food And Agricultural Sciences, Yakima Valley

Spice Up Your Life: A Beginners Guide to Growing Lavender


May 7, 2024

Do you enjoy cooking with fresh herbs or admiring them in your garden? If so, growing lavender at home could become your new favorite hobby. In this guide, we'll delve into how to grow lavender in Central Florida, featuring varieties that thrive ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: #RightPlantRightPlace, Central Florida, Community Garden, Community Gardens, Eating, Fertilizer, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Food, Garden, Gardening, Gardens, Health, Healthy, Herbs, Horticulture, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscaping, Nutrition, Produce, Resilient Landscaping, Right Place, Right Plant, Smart Irrigation, Soil, UF/IFAS Pasco Extension Office, Water Wise

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