FORT PIERCE, Fla. --- Most of the world’s olives grow in southern European countries, Spain and Italy. In the U.S., California has more than 30,000 acres dedicated to the commodity. But Florida may be the next agricultural region for small-scale ... READ MORE
Did you know that one of the TOP 5 issues found at the University of Florida Plant Diagnostic Center is “No Disease Detected”? Basically, that means the plant issue is something other than a pest or disease. That also means more pesticides ... READ MORE
It is a common question that I receive each year. Will freezing temperatures during the winter take care of the plant pests and pathogens in my garden this summer? Unfortunately, the answer is mostly ‘no’. Although some insects and microorganisms ... READ MORE
The Joys of Growing Elephant Garlic
One of my all-time favorite vegetables to grow and eat is elephant garlic. While related to garlic, elephant garlic (Allium ampeloprasum) is actually considered a bulbing leek. Like garlic, it is in ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS hemp researchers and Extension faculty will host a series of free informational webinars throughout 2023. The webinars will share the knowledge gained from the hemp program’s research and Extension efforts over the past four years.
“We ... READ MORE
Ancient ears of corn were about two inches long, with only a few tiny kernels and no cob. Domestication transformed them into modern corn, but how that happened is largely a mystery.
In a new study, researchers showed that plant hormones ... READ MORE
The holiday season is over, family and friends have gone back home, the holiday decorations have been put away. College football crowned a new champion and a new farming year has begun. Planting season is coming fast, but January ... READ MORE
2022 was a unique weather year in the Panhandle. After several wetter than normal years, the end of 2022 got significantly drier than it has been in recent years. The map above shows the comparison of actual ... READ MORE
Florida’s most popular lawn is St. Augustinegrass – a favorite for producing a lush green to dense blue-green turf well-adapted to most soils and regions throughout the state.
But in South Florida, a silent killer known as Lethal ... READ MORE
Since 1921, the UF/IFAS Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) has built a rich history and world-class reputation for its commitment to growers, promoting sustainable agricultural systems and protecting South Florida’s natural ... READ MORE