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Category: UF/IFAS

New Equine Course Available!

Equine Academy New Self-Paced Online Course Available for Horse Owners! Whether you are an avid horseman or just recently got your first horse, we have a course for you! This in-depth course covers the five core areas of… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Avocado

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Avocado by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Avocado Botanical name: Persea americana Family: Lauraceae Worthwhile varieties: Russell, Monroe, Simmonds, Donnie, Choquette, Miguel, and more About the fruit: The avocado… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Jackfruit

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Jackfruit by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Jackfruit Botanical name: Artocarpus heterophyllus Family: Moraceae Worthwhile varieties: NS1, J-31, J-30, Gold Nugget About the fruit: Jackfruit is the largest tree… Read More

Remembering Art Hornsby, Professor Emeritus and Extension Specialist

Dr. Arthur “Art” G. Hornsby passed away on April 30, 2021, at the age of 81 in Gainesville, Florida. Hornsby was a successful soil scientist and extension specialist who made great contributions to the field of soil physics…. Read More

UF/IFAS study connects how health status of American Crocodiles is influenced by salinity levels in Florida Everglades

In Florida, the threatened American Crocodile plays an important role in the waterways and environment that we live in and enjoy. Among their attributes, their health, breeding and survival status tell us a lot about the current state… Read More

Growing the ag work force, one classroom at a time

Agriculture is the second largest industry in Florida with an estimated market value of over $7.46 billion according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but uncertainty of the industry’s future labor force remains, as the average age of… Read More