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Tropical Fruit–Longan

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Longan by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Longan Botanical name: Dimocarpus longan Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Kohala About the fruit: The longan peel is a dull brown and has… Read More

The Solutions at Your Fingertips

The Growing County and Extension What adventure will you get into today? Due to Nassau County’s diverse environments, you could enjoy a morning stroll along the beach followed by an afternoon paddling the St Mary’s River. Or, you… Read More

UF Researchers Work to Save Pesto!

Q: What’s wrong with my basil? Here at Extension, we receive a lot of questions about struggling basil. One of the most common issues? A devastating disease called “basil downy mildew” which has become very widespread over the… Read More

Scientists find new watermelon viruses in Florida; help available

IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Florida watermelon growers, the most productive in the nation, face two new viruses. But finding a disease is the first step to managing it, says a University of Florida scientist who helped pinpoint the diseases…. Read More

WOW! 4-H Does That? Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (https://faitc.org/)

Why is agricultural education so valuable? AgAmerica Lending, (https://agamerica.com/blog/importance-of-youth-in-agriculture/), commends organizations like FFA and 4-H because they are helping to ensure the future of American agriculture. Through chapters and clubs, school enrichment programs, and special interest workshops, youth… Read More