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Tour an orchard as part of inaugural UF/IFAS blackberry growing conference May 25

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May 4, 2022

Several years ago, farmers asked University of Florida scientists to help them produce blackberries as part of an effort to test whether so-called “alternative” crops could grow in the Sunshine State. For alternative crops, think hops, ... READ MORE

Category: UF/IFAS
Tags: Alternative Crops, Blackberries, Cultivars, Gulf Coast Research And Education Center, Orchard, Plant Breeding, University Of Arkansas
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Introducing South Florida to the calabaza market

May 3, 2021

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 national chains blasting ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Alternative Crops, Geoffrey Meru, Nutrition, Tropical Research And Education Center, UF IFAS Extension

Growing Mangosteen in Florida

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April 19, 2021

Introduction Due to increased pest and disease pressure and production costs, citrus growers are beginning to look into alternative crops to diversify and find new markets. Some of these alternative crops might work, while others will not because ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Money Matters, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Alternative Crops, Tropical

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