Historically, hurricanes in 2004-2005 and periodic tropical storms have caused extensive wind and flooding damage. Even before Hurricane Irma, heavy rainfall in late August created saturated soil conditions in many citrus groves in Southwest ... READ MORE
Sweet Potato Harvest at Hilltop Landings Community Garden
After 5 months in the ground, the sweet potatoes at Hilltop Landings Community Garden were finally big enough and ready to harvest. This past week the UF/IFAS Extension Pasco County ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A professor with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences hopes to use his research on water conservation to help farmers in India.
In 2014, the National Crime Records Bureau of India reported ... READ MORE
Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins
Pumpkins come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. The most common uses for pumpkins are for jack o’lanterns as well as making pies.
Jack O’Lantern pumpkins are most commonly “Connecticut Field” pumpkins ... READ MORE
With a growing population, running out of water is a big concern. Wells are constantly being placed for new homes which are causing springs, aquifers, streams and lakes to go dry. How can we help to conserve water? Water reclaiming ... READ MORE
The University of Florida-Tropical Research and Education Center (TREC)'s 4th One Night in the Tropics event is under way. This year’s celebration is a special one as our community has suffered major losses due to Hurricane Irma. After ... READ MORE
An experience for exploring, learning and enjoyment Family activities are essential to promote, foster, and strengthen effective bonds between parents and children. Also, they help the development of self-esteem, the release of stress and improve ... READ MORE
GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- With help from University of Florida researchers, pilots will—in the future—fly jets with fuel made from a tiny seed grown in the Southeast. Besides helping the environment and boosting the economy as a source of renewable ... READ MORE
Long & Scott farms is a well-known multigenerational farm in Central Florida’s Zellwood. It all started in 1963 when Frank D. Scott relocated the family farm from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Florida. Hank Scott, the current farm manager, ... READ MORE
DADE CITY, Fla. --- More than 200 volunteers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the community gathered on a hot, windy Saturday to replant thousands of blueberry bushes at Pasco County’s Frogmore ... READ MORE