While the University of Florida and the University of Georgia may be rivals on the football field, both land-grant universities share a commitment to growing future leaders in agriculture and natural resources.
There is a lot of “cross-pollination” ... READ MORE
As the heart of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, a new University of Florida study shows most trees withstand tropical storm winds up to 95 mph in category 1 hurricanes.
But lead study author Andrew Koeser and other UF/IFAS experts ... READ MORE
Horticultural therapy has long been used to improve mental health in those with existing medical conditions.
Scientists wanted to know if healthy people could also reap mental health benefits from gardening.
The study’s results suggest ... READ MORE
Caladium lovers owe Florida a debt of gratitude. The Sunshine State serves as the sole source of caladiums for the world, satisfying the needs of growers and consumers.
“Caladiums love summer rains and heat and thrive in our climate,” ... READ MORE
Do you fancy growing a tomato inside your home? If so, you’re one of millions who produce fruits and vegetables in the comfort of their abodes.
Sales of vegetable bedding plants for home gardening increased from $107 million in 2019 to ... READ MORE
If you look at trees, especially in Florida’s urban areas, you’ll generally see southern live oaks or cabbage palms. Makes sense. Those are the two most common species in the Sunshine State’s cities.
Indeed, most of America’s cities ... READ MORE
As Mother’s Day quickly approaches, you can make mom feel special in any number of ways: Some of your options include fixing her breakfast, taking her out for dinner and/or buying her flowers or a plant.
Mother’s Day is May 8, and flora ... READ MORE
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, victory gardens emerged as a popular way for people to grow their own food and explore a healthy hobby.
Now a new program from UF/IFAS aims to understand what home growers need to be successful. ... READ MORE
ST. LUCIE, Fla – When Anita Neal, an environmental horticulture agent at UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County, saw the need for better access to fresh, local produce for the community, she thought of a community garden.
She invited local ... READ MORE
With a device they can make on their own for only $159, arborists can for the most part accurately assess whether people and pedestrians are at risk of danger if a tree falls in your yard. That’s way less than the machines on the market, which ... READ MORE