Welcome to the new UF/IFAS blog dedicated to plant nutrient management in Florida! This blog will highlight UF/IFAS nutrient management research and extension activities. In addition, it will describe evidence-based solutions for efficiently ... READ MORE
In a new, public-private partnership, University of Florida scientist Zachary Brym wants to see if he can utilize plants to store carbon in clay soil in Polk County. Eventually, he’d like to see how collections of crops and other plants can ... READ MORE
With the world’s population predicted to hover around 9.8 billion by 2050, artificial intelligence could help feed people across the globe now and in the future. That makes artificial intelligence (AI) an ideal topic for the third annual Future ... READ MORE
University of Florida scientists will use artificial intelligence technology to quantify damage to fruits and vegetables caused by extreme weather events, such as Hurricane Ian.
When Ian struck on Sept. 28, it brought winds up to 155 mph ... READ MORE
Typical gardens revolve around annual food crops that are seasonally planted and then harvested. Rather than have long gaps between each harvest, consider a food garden that contains crops that can be harvested or consumed when you are ready.
There ... READ MORE
UF/IFAS research and education centers (RECs) grow fruits and vegetables all across Florida to develop growing techniques and cultivars that benefit farmers. These centers are spread from Jay in the Panhandle to Homestead in Southeast Florida.
So, ... READ MORE
Consider how can prior and current crops affect the future. What actions can be taken to ensure a successful garden in the future? Understand that pests from prior gardens often show up in future gardens.
If weeds in a garden got out of control ... READ MORE
It has been an exciting year for our artichoke trials in Hastings!
After completing three years of variety trials, we came out with some exciting findings and have been sharing our results!
Back in 2017, our retired director, Gary England, ... READ MORE
As a young child in Romania’s second-largest city, Cătălin Voiniciuc loved visiting his grandparents’ farm in a remote village.
“While enjoying many aspects of farm life -- from the vineyard to the vegetable garden -- little did I ... READ MORE
Recommendations for your apiary in June:
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 and is not comprehensive. ... READ MORE