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Carrots in the Suwannee Valley

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November 26, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Carrots, Cover Crops, North Florida Research And Education Center-Suwannee Valley, Suwannee Valley Agriculture

Making Use of That Fall Pumpkin

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November 26, 2019

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

Category: 4-H & Youth, Clubs & Volunteers, Food Safety, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Relationships & Family
Tags: Baking, Cooking, Decorations, Fall, Family, Kids, Pumkin

There’s Plenty to See, Do, Learn: UF Open House on Dec. 4 Invites Community to Engage with Science

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November 20, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Events, Fruits & Vegetables, Invasive Species, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Ashley Smyth, Avocado, Climate Change, Ecosystems Restoration, Fruit Crops, Geoffrey Meru, Hemp Research, Industrial Hemp, Open House, Ornamental Plants, Papaya, Pest Management, Red Tide, Research, Sea Level Rise, Soil And Water Sciences, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF/IFAS Tropical Research And Education Center, Vanilla At TREC, Vegetable Crops, Water Quality

Weekend Backpack Program……Feeding One Child at a Time


November 19, 2019

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

Category: Clubs & Volunteers, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Money Matters, Relationships & Family
Tags: Community, Community Outreach, Nutrition, Students, Youth

Fire Ants in the Garden


November 1, 2019

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

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Control, Fire Ants, Garden, Pest

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