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Kids get hooked on science at UF/IFAS Gulf Coast REC


June 28, 2016

To the naked eye, a spider mite isn’t much to look at, but when a group of second graders huddles around one of Hugh Smith’s microscopes, they see more than just a bug. “They see a tiny monster all blown up,” said Smith, assistant professor ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Entomology, Featured Hot Topic, Strawberries, UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research And Education Center

Creating Kid Locavores


June 24, 2016

One of the best part of my job at GCREC is hosting tour groups from local schools. We recently had the opportunity to entertain a group of 45 STEM students from a local school, R. Bruce Wagner, and we introduced them to something new called ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Blueberries, Elementary School Kids, Farmers Markets, Fruits And Vegeables, Gulf Coast Research Center, Locavores, Produce, Strawberries, Student, UF-IFAS

GCREC Bug Week 2016


May 23, 2016

For the past month, I have asked our staff to bring me whatever bugs they might find on our 475-acre farm. This is a very busy time for our faculty and staff, so I only received a few specimens so far, but they are beauties. There's nothing ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Events, Farm Management, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Bagmoth, Bug Week 2016, Bugs, Dragonfly, Entomology, Gulf Coast REC, Horsefly, IFAS, Insects, Mole Crickets, Pests, UF

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