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
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
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.
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If you lived in a northern state at one time or another, maybe you have a little strawberry patch in your backyard. After your last harvest and before the first frost, you would take some straw or a load of grass clippings and cover your berry ... READ MORE
Gulf Coast REC, like all RECs throughout the state, showcase research and share information to local growers and industry representative during Field Days. These events draw large crowds to the center and the programs involve educational sessions ... READ MORE
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
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
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