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Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality by converting CO2… Read More

Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality

Whether you are returning to an office building or establishing a home office, you may wonder about the quality of the air inside your space. Plants are nature’s air filter. They improve indoor air quality by converting CO2… Read More

Florida blueberry growers part of national survey on pollinator use

It’s National Blueberry Month, a time to savor the fruit’s flavor, reap its health benefits — including fiber and vitamins C and K — and appreciate how it grows. For example, most blueberry farmers use pollinators, such as… Read More

Storing chocolate for World Chocolate Day

In my last blog post, we talked a bit about dark chocolate and how we love everything chocolate. This time, we’ll walk through the different types of chocolate and storing this delicious treat. What is the difference between… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Sugar Apple

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Sugar Apple by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Sugar Apple Botanical name: Annona squamosa Family: Annonaceae Good varieties: Lessard Thai, Kampong Mauve About the fruit: This segmented fruit has… Read More

FRE Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Misti Sharp

For our first Food and Resource Economics Faculty Highlight, we introduce Dr. Sharp a lecturer and the department’s undergraduate coordinator. Joining the faculty family in Fall 2016, she has had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in the… Read More

How Can a “Bee Box” Help Protect a Beehive?

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) states that when used according to the label, pesticides “Do not cause an unreasonable risk of harm to people or the environment”. All too often it is believed that pollinators (particularly… Read More