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AI-enhanced system detects bruised strawberries before they get to the grocery store

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September 8, 2022

If you’re perusing the produce section, you generally seek fresh, pleasant-looking fruit – the kind most consumers want to buy. Usually, that means you see few, if any, blemishes. Fruit bruising has many causes: compression, impact or ... READ MORE

Category: Agribusiness
Tags: #aiatuf, Agricultural And Biological Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Bruises, College Of Agricultural And Life Sciences, Daniel Lee, Detection, Fresh, Grocery Store, Harvesting, Maturity, Plant Science Research And Education Unit, Produce, Southwest Florida Research And Education Center, Strawberries, Xue Zhou, Yiannis Ampatzidis

Community Garden Thrives and Changes Lives


February 12, 2018

The Hilltop Landings Community Garden, revitalized a year ago by UF/IFAS Pasco County Extension, continues to grow strong. Resident volunteers maintain the community garden under the guidance of Community Gardens Program Assistant, Eden Santiago-Gomez, ... READ MORE

Category: Crops, Fruits & Vegetables, Health & Nutrition, UF/IFAS Extension, UF/IFAS Research
Tags: Community Gardens, Fresh, Grocery, Horticulture, Produce, Volunteer

What’s in Season Now?

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June 3, 2015

Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County. Summer is the perfect time for tropical fruit! Luckily, there are several varieties available fresh from Florida--one of them is guava! ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Community, Cooking, Environment, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Nutrition In Action, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Florida, Food, Food Safety, Fresh, Fresh From Florida, Fresh Produce, Fruit, FYCS, Guava, Health, Healthy, Mango, My Plate, Nutrition, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Living, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

What’s In Season Now?


May 4, 2015

Summer Break is almost here! Beat the heat and keep the kids entertained with a melon carving party! Closely related to pumpkins, melons are fun and easy to carve. So, dust off the melon baller (or your pumpkin carving kit) and get creative ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Children, Community, Diet, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family, Family & Consumer Sciences, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Nutrition In Action, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Florida, Food, Food Safety, Fresh, Fresh From Florida, Fruit, FYCS, Grow, Growing, Health, Local, Master Gardener, My Plate, Nutrition, Produce, Shelley Swenson, Sustainability Community, Sustainable Living, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

What’s in Season Now?

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April 6, 2015

April showers bring May flowers--and your Fresh from Florida April Shopping List! Shelley Swenson is your local Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent III, UF/IFAS Wakulla County. READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Agriculture, Community, Cooking, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Farming, Florida, Food, Food And Nutrition, Fresh, Fresh From Florida, Fruits, General Information, Grow, Growing, Local, Locally Grown, Produce, Shelley Swenson, Sustainable Living, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

What’s in Season Now?

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March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Surprise your family tonight with a rainbow of fruits and vegetables! Spend time with your kids and celebrate by making broccoli or spinach shamrocks. There are all sorts of fun, creative, ideas you and your loved ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture
Tags: Community, Cooking, Extension, Families & Consumers, Family And Consumer Sciences, Family Youth & Community Sciences, Farming, Florida, Food And Nutrition, Fresh, Fruit, General Information, Growing, Health, Healthy, Natural Resources, Produce, Shelley Swenson, Vegetables, Wakulla, Wakulla Agriculture, Wakulla County, Wakulla County Extension, Wakulla Extension

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