Category: Horticulture

Manatee County Agriculturalist of the Year and Hall of Fame Nominations Now Open

 Each year the Manatee County Farm City Week Committee selects two individuals in recognition of their contributions to the Manatee County Agriculture industry. Two awards are given annually; the Manatee County Outstanding Agriculturalist and Agriculture Hall of Fame…. Read More

Spanish Moss, Ball Moss, and Lichens are Harmless Air Plants

Epiphytes are “air” plants, including moss, that survive on moisture and nutrients in the atmosphere. Several epiphytic plants, like Spanish moss, ball moss, and lichen, are common to the Florida landscape and the southeast United States. People unfamiliar… Read More

Exclusion Techniques to Manage Greenhouse Insect Pests

Greenhouse vegetable production can help diversify your farm.  Florida possesses a competitive advantage during winter months, because of much lower heating costs compared to other states and Canada.  A major disadvantage, however, to producing greenhouse vegetables during the… Read More

UF/IFAS Partners with USDA Forest Service to Get Kids In The Woods

By Kim Scotto   GAINESVILLE, Fla. –Is your child getting more ‘screen time’ than ‘green time’ this summer? Camp Kids in the Woods, a joint initiative between the UF/IFAS School of Forest Resources and Conservation and the USDA… Read More