Jay Capasso, UF/IFAS Columbia County. Marc Frank, University of Florida Herbarium. Paulette Tomlinson, UF/IFAS Columbia County.
The University of Florida Herbarium recently identified tropical girdlepod (Mitracarpus hirtus) for the first ... READ MORE
Tropical Fruit at a Glance—Sapodilla
by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez, and Jonathan H. Crane
Common name: Sapodilla
Botanical name: Manilkara zapota
Good varieties: Alano, Makok, Hasyá, Morena and Tikal
About ... READ MORE
Recently, Collier County Extension received an email about strange looking spots on an avocado fruit. A sample was submitted to the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center Plant Diagnostic Clinic to figure out exactly what was causing ... READ MORE
The University of Florida has announced the creation of the UF/IFAS Global Food Systems Institute, which will expand the scope of the existing Food Systems Institute to achieve global preeminence in all three components of the land-grant mission.
Created ... READ MORE
The following series of columns entitled 'Soil to Sky' are an examination of five different facets of environment, structure, and life that are instrumental to trees in our forests and landscapes. Trees are instrumental to our wellbeing, both ... READ MORE
This fruit tree is a superstar in Brazil.
In the plant world, there are some superstars. Sometimes it's because of their beauty, like roses and orchids. Sometimes it's due to their usefulness like corn and bamboo. Sometimes it's ... READ MORE
Tips from the Help Desk...
by David Austin
Residential Horticulture Agent and
Master Gardener Volunteer Coordinator
Friend or Foe?
Many Gardeners might believe them to be the enemy. They wait on their paper nest creations ... READ MORE
Have you ever wondered where the saying, “busy like a bee” comes from? Well, it comes from the worker honey bee - known to be the most active bee of their species, Apis millifera, as they are faced with many different tasks and duties throughout ... READ MORE
Stumped is not something we often admit to being. As a new horticulture agent, I am still delighted when I get a chance to learn something.
Recently, myself and others in my area, began to notice a fuzzy white growth on Ruellia simplex, a ubiquitous ... READ MORE
Magnesium (Mg) deficiency is very common in palms in Florida. Why is that? It’s because our soils have very low cation exchange capacity (CEC) and are highly leachable. CEC is a measurement of the total negative charges in the soil particles, ... READ MORE