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Sweet Potato Harvest at Hilltop Landings Community Garden


October 10, 2017

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Community Garden, Cooking, Demonstration, Family Nutrition Program, Harvest, Hilltop Landings, Recipe, Sweet Potato

UF professor: Drought, free electricity ravaging India’s groundwater supply

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October 4, 2017

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

Category: Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, Water
Tags: Agricultural And Biological Engineering Department, IFAS, News, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Suicide, Water

Water Recycling, Reclaiming and Reuse

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October 3, 2017

  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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Conservation, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Irrigation, Landscape, Landscape Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Recycle, Recycled Water, Wastewater Treatment Facility, Water Conservation, Water Reclaiming, Water Reuse

One Night in the Tropics Event

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October 2, 2017

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Livestock, Natural Resources, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Relationships & Family, Turf, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research, UF/IFAS Teaching, , Work & Life

Agritourism Operation: Fox Squirrel Corn Maze


September 25, 2017

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Teaching
Tags: Agriculture, Agritourism, Children, Entertaiment, Fox Squirrel Corn Maze, Parenting, Recreation

UF professors to lead $15 million grant project to turn seed into jet fuel

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September 25, 2017

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

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Carinata, IFAS, Jet Fuel, News, North Florida Research And Education Center
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UF students, faculty among hundreds who replanted blueberry bushes damaged by storm

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September 18, 2017

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Agriculture, Clubs & Volunteers, Community Volunteers, Crops, Disaster Preparation, Horticulture, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Blueberry, Horticultural Sciences Department, IFAS, News, Volunteer

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