Category: Crops

Agriculture tours make for a great day to see the Real Florida

Florida Agriculture When you think of Florida, you may think of citrus. In Highlands County we live among the many orange groves. We are the 3-4th largest citrus producing county in the state, depending on the year. We… Read More

Lethal Viral Necrosis (associated with Sugarcane Mosaic Virus-SCMV) frequently asked questions

  Recently in Miami-Dade County, several samples were diagnosed positive for a new disease called lethal viral necrosis (associated with sugarcane mosaic virus, SCMV) on Saint Augustinegrass, cultivar ‘Floratam’. The following are the most frequent questions that the… Read More

Computers Identify Wildlife in Game Picture Images

by Raoul Boughton, Assistant Professor, Rangeland Wildlife and Ecosystems UF/IFAS Range Cattle Research and Education Center A computer model developed at the University of Wyoming by researchers, in collaboration with USDA’s National Wildlife Research Center, Arizona State University, California’s… Read More

UF Researchers to Breed a New Variety of Florida-Friendly Hops

APOPKA, Fla. – Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have been awarded a two-year grant for $194,000 to breed varieties of hops that can grow in Florida. The researchers, based at the… Read More

February 5: Get the Scoop on Raised Bed Gardening

One of the biggest obstacles a vegetable gardener faces is how to supply crops with healthy soil that can support crop growth all season long. Many native soils in Florida are stripped of imperative nutrients that crops need… Read More