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New blueberry variety honors benefactor and UF alumnus Alto Straughn

October 29, 2020

When Patricio Muñoz developed the University of Florida’s newest blueberry variety, he wanted to name the fruit in honor of Alto Straughn, a longtime, strong supporter of UF’s blueberry breeding program. “A ‘sentinel’ is a watcher ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, SFYL Hot Topic
Tags: 'Sentinel', Alto Straughn, Blueberry, Cultivar, Horticultural Sciences, Market, Patricio Munoz, Smell, Taste

A Mighty Humble Bumble

March 15, 2020

Honeybees are the well-sung heroes of agriculture. Not only do they do a job that would be insurmountable for humans to do (think thousands of people going from flower to flower with q-tips), but along the way they also produce one of the best ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Bee, Blueberry, Bumblebee

Blueberry Production for You-Pick Producers M. Bailey, UF/IFAS Extension, Marion County, Ocala, FL.

April 15, 2019

Situation: Marion County features fourteen blueberry farms with a majority offering you-pick to the public. The total land represented by both you-pick and conventional blueberry farms is approximately 465 acres with an aggregate value of $8.7 ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: 2019, 2019 UF/IFAS Central District Symposium, Ag, Agriculture, Bailey, Blueberries, Blueberry, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County

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