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Great Summer Shrub – FIREBUSH

FloridaAsk Master Gardener Volunteer Michele Hackmeyer July and August in North Florida are typically extremely hot and humid.  Many spring-blooming shrubs have finished and are now resting.  Even those of us that are native Floridians begin to whither… Read More

UF/IFAS Department of Animal Sciences Announces 2021-2022 Student Ambassadors

Freshman, Elizabeth Chmielewiski chose to major in animal sciences as a path to vet school. Now as a senior, she has become involved in clubs, undergraduate research, participates on judging teams, and other industry focused competitions. These opportunities… Read More

Congratulations to Danielle Shu, 2021 NACADA Outstanding New Advising Award Recipient

Congratulations to Danielle Shu, Food and Resource Economics’ Academic Advisor for her recent award of the Global 2021 NACADA Outstanding New Advising – Academic Advising Primary Role. Danielle started in the department as an Academic Assistant in late… Read More

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: August 2021

Honey beekeeping management practices for your Florida apiary in August: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping management… Read More

University of Florida researchers publish award-winning findings on orange grove design to produce fruit under HLB

FORT PIERCE, Fla.— The American Society for Horticultural Science will honor University of Florida scientists for new guidelines citrus growers may apply to their operations. The researchers study ‘Valencia’ orange production while trees are under the most serious… Read More

Tropical Fruit–Lychee

Tropical Fruit at a Glance–Lychee by Jeff Wasielewski, Laura Vasquez and Jonathan H. Crane Common name: Lychee Botanical name: Litchi chinensis Family: Sapindaceae Good varieties: Mauritius, Brewster, Sweetheart, Emperor About the fruit: The lychee is colored bright red… Read More

Downtown Orlando garden receives a Florida-Friendly makeover

On Wednesday, the downtown garden at the Orange County Administration building received a makeover. The new installment includes more than 17 species of native plants that will boost pollinator visits to the site and increase biodiversity. “The garden… Read More

Back by popular demand: UF/IFAS Extension Broward Urban Sustainable Food Production Short Course

Sustainable urban food production provides benefits that extend beyond addressing food insecurity. The supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19 continue to be felt across industries and communities. This has awakened a volume of interest from a variety of… Read More