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Agricultural and Biological Engineering Professor Named AAAS Fellow

UF/IFAS agricultural and biological engineering professor and Florida Climate Institute director Senthold Asseng has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as part of the Section of Agriculture, Food, and Renewable… Read More

Researching the Next Niche Crop in South Florida: New Breeds of Pumpkins, Calabazas Making Headway

HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Shultz yielded popularity to an almighty pumpkin in the 1966 animated TV Special “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.” Today, pumpkin popularity for holiday decor, healthy snacking, and scrumptious recipes during… Read More

SAVE-THE-DATE; Tri-County Season Update & Pesticide Training

Posted by Barbara L. Edmonds at Mark W. Warren’s request. Save-The-Date Thursday, January 30 Suwannee River Fairgrounds Agenda and Registration to come. Questions? Contact Mark W. Warren, Commercial Agriculture/Row Crop Agent, 352-486-5131.

Research update: Honey Bee Nutrition

The UF/IFAS Honey Bee Lab has collaborated on research that has led to two publications related to honey bee nutrition in 2019. Below are summaries of the research and the links to their full publications. More publications from… Read More

Right Of Way, Core, Aquatic Pesticide and Private Applicator Training Classes November 25 and 26 2019

Core Training & Exam November 25, 2019 7:45 am – 11:00 am Cost $10.00 3 Ceus in either chapter 482 or 487 CORE Right of Way Training & Exam November 25th 2019 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cost $10.00… Read More

4-H Agriculture Day: Why It’s Important for Kids to Understand about Agriculture and Natural Resources

Agriculture is a part of all of us, and Ag Day is a perfect time to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture across the state of Florida. What is 4-H Agriculture Day 4-H Agriculture Day gives… Read More

Pollinators are Focus of Farm City Week Speech Contest

Manatee County students in grades six through 12 were eligible to compete in the annual Farm City Week Manatee River Soil and Water Conservation District speech contest on November 12th.  http://manateeriverswcd.com/  Designed to develop leadership through participation in public… Read More