Iconic signature of tropical coastlines
Visitors to Florida like to associate palm trees with the tropics, but for those who know them, mangroves are really the iconic coastal signature of the topics.
Worldwide, there are 50 species ... READ MORE
Soil is not dirt.
There's a lot of talk these days about the microbiome, beneficial bacteria, soil food web and other names for the often invisible life in the soil. Many people don't realize that the soil beneath them is not some inert substance. ... READ MORE
Fungi are known as plants that lack chlorophyll and true plant parts rather they are decomposers that can contain mycelium and mycorrhizae. As a member of the animal kingdom, fungi consist of yeast, toadstools, mold, mildew, truffles, ... READ MORE
Blackberries are a savory fruit for your palate that can diversify numerous meals. Even though the bulk of blackberries are produced in the Midwest you can still grow a staple crop right here in the sunshine state.
Blackberries ... READ MORE
Florida citrus is a hot commodity not just for Floridians but for the overall United States. However, the most gratifying feeling is being able to pick your own fruit fresh from your yard. UF/IFAS has been working diligently to provide farmers ... READ MORE
Creado por Lourdes Mederos, gerente de relaciones públicas en español para el Departamento de Comunicaciones de UF/IFAS.
Ya empiezan las compras para las festividades y a medida que la comida entra en escena ¿por qué no mantener el ... READ MORE
We’re excited to share the next installment in our “Interview with a Farmer Series”, where we talk to some of our local Indian River County farmers and producers to learn more about their operations, what it’s like to be a farmer, and ... READ MORE
Found throughout the US, Black medic is a summer annual or perennial broad leaf weed depending on where you live. Often mistaken for Wood sorrel, its yellow flowers look very different than Wood sorrel's blooms. Black medic produces small, bright ... READ MORE
Water quality and quantity are issues that cross all political and economic boundaries in Florida. When blue-green algae and red tides occur, they make front-page news and keep these challenges top-of-mind for all Floridians.
Agriculture ... READ MORE