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GCREC Says Goodbye to the Colorado Summer Nursery

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November 5, 2015

Because Florida summers make it nearly impossible to grow strawberry plants outdoors, we send thousands of seedlings from our breeding program west to cooler more temperate climates for the summer. Our strawberry breeding team works year round ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, UF/IFAS
Tags: Breeding Stock, Colorado State University, GCREC Strawberry Breeding, Strawberry, Summer Nursery

Planting in November


November 2, 2015

While other states are experiencing nearly freezing temperatures in November, Florida provides cool, dry weather that is great for many plants. You can take advantage of Florida’s weather by following these planting suggestions based on ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Bulbs, Edible Gardening, Gardening, Herbs, Lawn And Garden, Lawn And Garden Hot Topic, November Plants, Planting In Florida, Planting In November, Vegetables

Fall Fruits and Nuts


October 19, 2015

Fall and winter may not seem like ideal seasons to plant, but this dormant time is great for planting nut and fruit trees, such as pecan and persimmon. Planting during these seasons allows the soil to settle and roots to establish before spring. Here ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: Chinese Chestnuts, Crops, Fall Fruits, Fall Nuts, Florida Crops, Florida Fall Fruits, Florida Fall Nuts, Lawn & Garden, Lawn And Garden Hot Topic, Oriental Persimmons, Pecans, Persimmons

Sarasota County joins Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, and so can you


September 28, 2015

Be a part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge and help save bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators responsible for one out of three bites of food we take. Pollinator populations have plummeted in recent years, for a variety ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Natural Resources, Wildlife
Tags: Challenge, Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, PolliNATION, Pollinator

Cabbage Pest Management


September 21, 2015

From stews to coleslaws to sandwiches, green and purple cabbage can be found in more than just sauerkraut. Cabbage—a cool-season crop grown throughout Florida—is one of many cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. Florida ranks third for ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: #ufbugs, Agriculture Hot Topic, Cabbage, Fruits And Vegetables, Horticulture, Pest Management

State of Agricultural Emergency for Oriental Fruit Fly Infestation

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September 15, 2015

Commissioner Adam Putnam Declares State of Agricultural Emergency for Oriental Fruit Fly Infestation Sep 15, 2015 MIAMI, Fla.—Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today declared a state of agricultural emergency ... READ MORE

Category: Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Miami, Miami-Dade Agriculture, Mosca Frutera, Oriental Fruit Fly

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