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Lots of red tomatoes

Winter’s great for planting tomatoes

December 21, 2018

A growing mecca Some northerners, (from Georgia north!) don't understand Florida's vegetable growing season. Northern states are, after all, used to producing vegetables all summer. In Florida, from October until spring, lots of food travels ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension,
Tags: Agriculture, Gardening, Highlands County, Highlands Horticulture Digest, Master Gardener, Master Gardeners, Tomatoes, Vegetable, Winter Gardening

Fighting the Freeze: Landscape Cold Protection

November 27, 2018

When temperatures drop below freezing for the first time of year, it seems from my perspective that a bit of panic sets in. Early in the winter season many of our landscape plants are still in full bloom and it is just so disappointing knowing ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes
Tags: Citrus, Clay County, Cold, Florida, Florida Friendly, Freeze, Frost, Hibiscus, Mound, Mounding, North Florida, Weather, Winter

Paying attention to an outbreak of tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) again in this growing season

November 19, 2018

What we have seen in tomato fields We have observed an outbreak of tomato chlorotic spot virus (TCSV) in some tomato fields. It could become a great concern again in this growing season. As everybody may remember that the first outbreak of ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness, Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Fruits & Vegetables, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS Extension

UF/IFAS Researchers Help Industry Keep Central Florida Green

November 13, 2018

By Beverly James APOPKA, Fla. – As the lead horticulturalist for Echo Conversions Group, Inc., Kyle Petersen knows his way around plants. But he was still surprised to learn so much more about insects, weeds and fertilizer use when he participated ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Class, Extension, Mid-Florida Research And Education Center, News, Scouting, UF-IFAS

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