Diseases attack nearly all parts of strawberry plants, affecting both yields and quality. Botrytis fruit rot and powdery mildew are two major strawberry diseases in Florida. Here are some facts and tips on how to check your strawberry… Read More
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You may wonder whether you need to wash raw foods before you prepare them. While it’s true that certain foods should be washed before they’re eaten, washing other types of foods isn’t recommended. Learn the do’s and don’ts… Read More
Fall season is pumpkin season! From jack-o’-lanterns to pumpkin pie, these orange fruits offer plenty of ways to celebrate fall and winter holidays.
While citrus may come to mind when people think of crops in Florida, the state was ranked second nationally in annual eggplant production. With eggplant production happening throughout Florida (southeastern Florida being the main production region), it’s important for farmers… Read More
From stews to coleslaws to sandwiches, green and purple cabbage can be found in more than just sauerkraut. Cabbage—a cool-season crop grown throughout Florida—is one of many cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. Florida ranks third for fresh-market cabbage… Read More
Did you know Florida is the strawberry capital of the world during winter? Florida strawberries can be planted in home gardens beginning in the fall and enjoyed through the winter and spring.
Have you ever spotted an organic label in the grocery store and wondered what it meant? What you saw was the USDA organic seal, which means…