Are carrots grown in Florida?
Carrots in the Suwannee Valley region (the North Central portion of the state) have become more popular over the years. Around 4,000 acres were planted and harvested in the area this year and the crop has the potential ... READ MORE
With Halloween and Thanksgiving behind us, it's time to clear out those fall decorations in order to make room for Christmas trees, lights, and gingerbread houses. But think again before tossing out that big orange pumpkin! Especially if it's ... READ MORE
Tired of growing St. Augustine and Bahia grass? Why not try a tropical relative that you can actually eat - sugarcane! Many homeowners already have this perennial tropical grass growing happily in a corner of their lot. It is hard to imagine, ... READ MORE
HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is committed to discovering science-based solutions that make tangible positive impacts on the lives of people worldwide.
On December 4, the ... READ MORE
When students leave school for the weekend, the last thing they should have to worry about is how they are going to get their next meal. Thanks to Taylor County's Weekend Backpack Program, weekends are worry free for a lot of kids in our community.
What ... READ MORE
As the weather cools off and people get back in their yards and gardens the red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta) becomes enemy number one. The non-native, red imported fire ant (RIFA) can have large colonies with 80,000 to 240,000 workers. ... READ MORE
Above: Dr. Elias Bassil shows Twyla Leigh the vanilla orchid's development. Next: Developing vanilla orchid fruit pods ("beans") in the UF|IFAS TREC Bassil Lab & shadehouse.
[Banner picture and orchid flower views by ... READ MORE