The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Plant Nutrient Oversight Committee (PNOC) is considering a proposal to sanction the first-ever nutrient management recommendations for hemp production in Florida. The evidence-based ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS Extension Indian River County is excited to begin our fall Peanut Butter Challenge 2023! Indian River County Extension staff are hoping to foster a little friendly "collection competition" among our Indian River County 4-H clubs ... READ MORE
I just love growing food hydroponically! Why? I am more likely to harvest it and eat it, too. Over 600,000 YouTubers love how I teach hydroponics in 8 minutes. You can get growing with that free video, but maybe it only 'wet' your appetite? ... READ MORE
Are you captivated by the marvels of the natural world and fascinated by the delicate dance of bees? Then mark your calendars for the much-anticipated Florida State Beekeepers Association (FSBA) Annual Meeting! This buzzing gathering ... READ MORE
Creado por Kirsten Romaguera, especialista en relaciones públicas de UF/IFAS.
El Programa de Análisis del Impacto Económico de UF/IFAS evalúa los impactos en la agricultura de Florida luego de eventos climáticos extremos. El informe ... READ MORE
We’ve had a remarkable amount of practice helping people and places in a hurricane’s path, this time in the Big Bend and Live Oak.
Jeanna Mastrodicasa again coordinated relief efforts before, during and after Idalia, this time at ... READ MORE
Although not commonly produced in Florida, Brussels sprouts (Brassica Oleracea L) are increasingly grown commercially in Columbia County, FL. In the USA, Brussels sprout production occurs primarily in California and New York but ... READ MORE
The mulberry (Morus spp.) is a fruiting tree rich in flavor, with nutritious foliage, a myriad of medicinal and culinary value, and a fascinating history. With numerous species, hybrids, and endless cultivars to choose from—a mulberry may ... READ MORE
When it comes to dealing with insect pests of tropical fruit, try not to think “What do I spray?” Instead, use a balanced approach to pest control that will use pesticides only when completely necessary.
The most common pests for tropical ... READ MORE
Why does soil pH matter?
The foundation of every successful garden starts with quality soil. Whether you’re growing vegetables, flowers, turf, shrubs, or any other plant matter, you must be aware of your soil pH and understand that it can ... READ MORE