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Category: UF/IFAS

Introducing South Florida to the calabaza market

What does fall feel like in South Florida? Not much different from summer, actually. Unlike the rest of the country, we don’t get cold weather or leaves changing colors to indicate this seasonal change. If it wasn’t for… Read More

Which Pesticide License Do I Need?

Most pesticide applicator licenses in Florida will require passing two exams at least, depending on the specific intended pesticide application and site of application. A) Private Applicator You need a private pesticide applicator agricultural pest control license if… Read More

A plant for Mothers’ Day? UF/IFAS scientists breed top ornamentals

If you give mom a plant for Mother’s Day, you might appreciate the aroma and aesthetics of the flower you bought – and flora in general. You might even wonder how the plant got to the retailer or… Read More

UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences alumni honored with Gator100 awards

Eleven companies owned or led by UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) alumni were named to the University of Florida’s 2021 Gator100.  During a year of uncertainty and change, UF alumni have been leading thriving business and finding innovative ways to overcome the challenges put in… Read More

Want to grow your own vegetable garden? New UF/IFAS guide helps estimate costs, savings

One third of all U.S. households participate in some type of food gardening with vegetable gardening being the most common type. UF/IFAS Extension agents from throughout the Sunshine State have released a guide to help consumers design a… Read More