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Category: Agriculture

Fungicide Assessment for Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management

Gary Vallad Plant Pathology Gulf Coast Research and Education Center Cucurbit production in Florida is impacted by downy mildew on an annual basis. Nearly continuous production of cucurbits occurs temporally throughout Florida, which puts extensive pressure on the… Read More

No Tricks Just Treats This Halloween

Are you short on CEUs and needing to renew your license soon? Are you simply looking to stay ahead and get your CEUs well before your license expires? The Pesticide Information Office has you covered. We promise No… Read More

Farm City Week 2021 Celebrate Partnerships Between Farmers and Their Community

Farm City Week celebrates a week and a half prior to Thanksgiving: Nov. 8-20, 2021. The 2021 theme is “Agriculture: Pathways to Preservation.  This week’s celebration recognizes the beneficial partnerships between rural and urban communities that make our food… Read More

Success Story: Flip My Florida Yard

Flip My Florida Yard is a TV series created in partnership with Crawford Entertainment, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and University of Florida/IFAS Florida-Friendly Landscaping program. The show is filmed in locations throughout Florida. The goal of the series… Read More

Florida’s Great Pumpkins

The Season for the Pumpkin The Autumn season screams cooler weather, warm colors, rich spices, and Pumpkin.  I adore pumpkin, including all its many varieties.  There are also many ways to prepare the winter squash, and I have… Read More

National Guacamole Day, September 16th

September 16th is National Guacamole Day!  Wait, I love Guacamole. How did I not hear about this before now? The Humble Avocado Here in Florida, early settlers to the state called them Alligator-pears.  Where I grew up, we… Read More

Avocados!

Avocado! One of the major attractions of Florida for many people is our ability to grow a variety of tropical and subtropical fruits.  It was at the very top of my list when I decided to return to… Read More

Florida Palm Trees and Pruning

Iconic Florida When folks throughout the world think of Florida, they usually think of alligators, sunshine, palm trees, and hurricanes.  Most long-time Florida residents know what to expect concerning each of these things. The Bad “Haircut” In recent… Read More